Saturday, February 27, 2016

Mosque in Gas Station Plaza

There are mosques in every neighborhood, every few blocks here in Jeddah.  From our rooftop, we can probably hear the calls to prayer from at least 10 different nearby mosques.  Muslims are required to pray five daily prayers at specific times and all businesses are required to close during those prayer times, which makes it really inconvenient for non-Muslim customers.  Businesses stay closed for about 30 minutes to an hour for each prayer.  This funky looking minaret indicates that there is a mosque located somewhere in this business plaza.  It's probably just a small prayer room for workers in the immediate area, but nonetheless it's nice that there is a space made available specifically for workers to pray.

1 comment:

William Kendall said...

The minaret does stand out well.