Sunday, January 6, 2019

Jeddah Public Prayer

Muslims are required to pray five times a day at designated times.  So wherever one happens to be when a prayer time comes along, that's where you pray - on the street, at work, on the beach, or in a mall.  I've seen large groups of men gathered together for prayer all over Jeddah.  Many places provide public prayer rugs for them to use.  This large group of men probably consists of mall workers and shoppers.

Below is an example of prayer rugs provided in the middle of a grassy park in Jeddah.


Jackie@travelnwrite said...

We just flew Etihad Airlines and it was nice seeing the inflight entertainment screen had updates in English and Arabic for where the plane was in relation to Mecca and how many minutes until the next prayer.

William Kendall said...

Quite different from what we'd ever see here.