Tag Archives: Religion

Jeddah – Once Hard to Find

Years ago when I first arrived in the kingdom, rubbing alcohol was pretty much impossible to find. I could find it in boxes of individual alcohol wipes but never in liquid form.  I believe the reason for this was because … Continue reading

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Beautiful Qurans

Last week I featured some beautiful stands made specifically for reading the Quran (or Koran), the holy book of Islam. Today’s photos were taken in the same shop. They are beautiful Korans that come in a variety of colors decorated … Continue reading

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Jeddah Trio of Minarets

A minaret in silhouette.  A minaret in a business plaza.  And a minaret  rising up in the city.  This post links to – SKYWATCH     from Blogger http://susieofarabia.blogspot.com/2020/09/jeddah-trio-of-minarets.html

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Koran Stands #JDP

I saw these Koran stands in a stationary store here in Jeddah.  I’ve seen them before but not such a wonderful selection of them.  They come in a variety of sizes. The taller floor stands above are very similar to … Continue reading

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Saudi Festive Lanterns

 These festive lanterns are covered in a bright and bold fabric and would be used especially for holidays in Saudi Arabia.  There are only two holiday periods here and both are religious observances.   from Blogger http://susieofarabia.blogspot.com/2020/09/saudi-festive-lanterns.html

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Typical School in Jeddah

It’s taken me a while to be able to spot schools here in Jeddah. Most look nothing at all like the schools I am used to seeing in the states. Many of the schools in KSA seem to be old … Continue reading

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SkyWatch: Yellow Mosque

I’ve never seen a mosque such a bright color as this one! This is a brand new mosque near downtown Jeddah. I’m guessing that it was built by a businessman who also built the matching colored apartment building behind and … Continue reading

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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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Our World: Red Okay if Not Valentine’s Day

Normally you can see this type of merchandise in shops all over Saudi Arabia, but in February of each year around Valentine’s Day, there is a ban on selling items such as this. This year alone, religious police arrested over … Continue reading

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Looks Like a Full Bar

At first glance, one might assume that this resembles a fully stocked bar. However in Saudi Arabia, alcoholic beverages of any kind are strictly forbidden by religious law. Popular beverages here include sodas, coffee and tea, and a variety of … Continue reading

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