Tag Archives: Ramadan

Minaret Topper Shop

Mosques are distinctive by their minarets. Most minarets are topped off with a crescent moon shape, which has come to symbolize Islam. The crescent moon plays an important role in the religion. The sighting of the new crescent moon with … Continue reading

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Twilight Minaret – Ramadan Kareem

At twilight, the mosques around the city of Jeddah begin to light up their minarets, mostly with green lights. The five daily calls to prayer are announced over the loudspeakers placed atop the minarets for all to hear. Most minarets … Continue reading

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Orange Prayer Rug

Every home in Saudi Arabia has many prayer rugs – at least one for every member of the household and some extra ones for visitors. Prayer rugs are sold just about everywhere and are very affordable. They come in every … Continue reading

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Religious Programming

Saudi Arabian television programming consists of many stations which feature religious talk shows, lectures, and live religious services around the clock. During Ramadan – the month when all Muslims fast during the daytime hours – religious programming increases even more … Continue reading

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Date Shop

This shop sells only dates! There are many varieties and many are grown in Saudi Arabia in a fertile area called Taif. During Ramadan, dates are extremely popular. Dates are usually eaten to initially break the day-long fast at sundown, … Continue reading

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Respite

During Ramadan, the month during the year when Muslims fast during the day, restaurants in Saudi Arabia are mostly closed during the daytime. Carry-out restaurants experience a huge surge in business in the late afternoon, an hour or two before … Continue reading

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MyWorld: Young Candy Salesman

Candies and chocolate are a favorite treat during the holy month of Ramadan. This is a special Ramadan booth set up in a mall to sell sweets. The young man in the striped shirt works for his dad during this … Continue reading

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