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Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, is KSA's 2nd largest city and is located on its west coast, right on the Red Sea. I moved here in 2007 with my Saudi hubby. This journal reflects the things that I see here, life through my eyes, my lens.
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Tag Archives: Religion
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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