Tag Archives: Religion

READY FOR RAMADAN AT THE MALL

LINKING TO – SOUVENIRS ALL SEASONS   from Blogger http://susieofarabia.blogspot.com/2021/04/ready-for-ramadan-at-mall.html

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PUBLIC ART OF JEDDAH

THE ILLUMINATED GLOBE – BY JULIO LAFUENTE THE ACCIDENT – BY JULIO LAFUENTE SCIENCE & RELIGION – BY JULIO LAFUENTE THE VERSE BOAT – BY JULIO LAFUENTE STALKS OF WHEAT – BY SALAH ABDULKARIM THE LIGHTHOUSE (ALSO KNOWN AS THE … Continue reading

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RAMADAN IS COMING

RAMADAN WILL BE HERE IN ABOUT A MONTH AND STORES ARE GEARING UP FOR A BUSY SHOPPING SEASON ALL KINDS OF RAMADAN THEMED SERVING DISHES & TRAYS RAMADAN THEMED NAPKINS EVEN ENAMELED TEASPOONS WITH RAMADAN DESIGNS SPECIAL DECORATIVE STRING LIGHTS AND … Continue reading

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HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY FROM SAUDI ARABIA

Just a few short years ago, Valentine’s Day was prohibited and non-existent in Saudi Arabia.  Florist and candy shops were raided by the religious police in search of any signs of the holiday – including anything red or pink or … Continue reading

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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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