by - March 11, 2012

I have visited Saudi Arabia last year during Ramadan and I loved it and I miss it so so so much! There are still few more pictures that I need to post about specific places in Saudi. This part is about Jeddah...I met lovely family friends in Jeddah and they made the whole stay so pleasant and lovely.

Everyone I've met and seen was so happy and full of life, it makes me wonder why people in London are so grumpy? I mean, Londoners can't constantly blame the weather, that is something that won't change...but perhaps the lifestyle? I've lived in many places and countries, seen different cities and places, and everyone seems so happy, yet they aren't rich, nor do they posses material goods in order to feel that way. London must be one of the places where happiness is defined by material possessions. Sad truth, and I'm definitely looking of ways to change my own perspective and do activities that lead away of such lifestyle...easier said than than, but hey, you can't change society, you can only change yourself.

Sorry for rambling on, but yeah Jeddah was lovely, though I didn't enjoy it as much as I did Makkah and Madinah.

(Photography by Zinah)

Love and Peace

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  1. wow ...hope to go one day inshallah

  2. Assalamu 'alaikum

    I love your blog sis, please keep these posts coming!

    I am planning on going to Umrah this year, any tips on the best type of clotings and footwear to take with me?

    It will be my first time and I'm a little apprehensive but excited too.



  3. @UmmSultana, inshallah :)

    @Sara jazakallah khair dear :) well I would advice you to take abayas, perhaps 4? Take light and comfortable footwear, sandals and ballerina shoes work the best (I wore them myself, and it was its just so much easier taking them off when entering the Haram, and putting them back on when leaving, also super comfortable). In terms of inner garments (underneath the abaya) just take t-shirts, leggings, and anything that allows you to move comfortably and flexibly, and nothing with thick fabric or silk (it is crazy hot in Saudi Arabia…) take sunglasses, cause the sun is incredibly bright during dhur (noon) and asr (afternoon) prayers

    I hope that helps inshallah :) wishing you all the best for your Umrah trip, may Allah bless you with a life experience in the holy cities :)

    Love xx

  4. Jazakallah khair for your reply sister Zinah. I came across another one of your posts and in it you said it's best to take lots of tops and trousers so that's what I've been planning to do. Thank you for being so helpful.



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