Monday, March 2, 2020

Our World - Incognito

While many women in Saudi Arabia have dispensed with their veils and some are even letting their hair down, others are still clinging to what they are used to and are comfortable with - being fully covered in public places.  These women were also wearing black gloves the entire time in this restaurant, considered by some to be rather extreme.  They all ate with the veils on, which can't be easy to do. I've seen other veiled women in restaurants who remove the veils when they eat and then put them back on when they are finished.  As far as I understand, there is nothing in Islam that requires women to cover their faces or their hands specifically.  There are, of course, many differences in interpretations as to how modest women should appear when in public.

These women are waiting patiently for a table in a popular restaurant on a weekend. Eating out has become very trendy here, like in many places around the globe. 

Even though they are veiled, their personalities and friendliness shine through.

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William Kendall said...

Your last shot is my favourite.

Jerry Mc Kenna said...

I have a mustache and beard and I find food getting on them all the time, so I wonder how these people can keep clean while eating.