Jeddah’s Most Beautiful Mosques

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By Mohammed Mirza

Mosques around the world are well known for the general religious importance to Muslims. But at the same time apart from being a place of worship and spirituality, they also serve another purpose – mosques in jeddah are epitomes of Islamic architecture and culture.

The most important mosques in Jeddah

With no shortage of stunning mosques in the city, we decided to show you some of the best the city has to offer. From stunning architecture to intricate geometric tiling and calligraphy, a sight of one of these places of worship is sure to take your breath away! So if you haven’t decided where to pray your Eid prayers yet, this list will help you make your decision.

king fahad mosque jeddah

Carrying a striking resemblance to the grandiose mosques of Morocco, the King Fahd mosque with its typical Moroccan architecture is disparate from other mosques in the Kingdom. Immense yet graceful, the tile-work, open-air courtyard and slender minarets of the Mosque continue to fascinate onlookers.

The interior is no less impressive with polished floors, delicately crafted columns and Moorish arches topped with triangular domes. The golden lit interior highlights each of these features leaving visitors mesmerized.

King Fahd Mosque



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King Saud Mosque

This is Jeddah’s largest mosque and almost everything about it screams size; the mosque covers an area of 9700 m², of which the main prayer hall covers a massive 2464 m². Of the many domes, the largest one has a span of 20 meters and reaches an outstanding height of 42 meters.

Designed by celebrated Egyptian architect Abdel Wahed El-Wakil, the grandeur and undeniable beauty of this white colored mosque is hard to match. The mosque looks best in the day when light shimmers into each of its four barrel-vaulted iwans.

King Saud Mosque



Enaya Mosque

Considered one of the most enduring architectural masterpieces of Jeddah, the Mosque is highly regarded for its dazzling golden dome, multicolored mosaics and calligraphic inscriptions.  In the early morning light, the Enaya Mosque’s detailing is as vibrant as ever. The large mosque which sits right on the shore of the Red Sea is one of the most noticeable features of the Jeddah coastal skyline.

Beneath its large dome (one of the largest in the Middle East) a grand gilded chandelier hangs which gracefully adorns the central portion of the mosque. The artistry on its walls and the intricate turquoise colored tiles that adorn them are majestic.

Enaya Mosque



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Floating Mosque

Stunningly opulent, the floating mosque is undoubtedly one of Jeddah’s cultural symbols. This single domed architectural marvel that sits literally on the sea, symbolizes Jeddah’s bold storm into the modern age.

Its large turquoise dome which resembles the color of the sea has numerous colored glass windows that let light in, illuminating the interiors. Its intricately decorated roof is lit by a massive crystal chandelier and the kaleidoscope-like patterns in the large dome are breathtaking. Sitting on an enviable location, the mosque’s courtyard offers unencumbered views of the Red Sea, making it a popular tourist site.

Floating Mosque



Bin Yamani Mosque

Its large gilded dome shines in the night sky. This shining mosque is hard for a passerby to go past without noticing. The mosque is almost like a tribute to modern Islamic architecture. While strolling through the Mosque at sunset, you will be washed in shadows by this beautiful mosque.

With brightly lighted interiors, grand chandeliers and an elegant mimbar the mosque is equally pleasing on the inside.

Bin Yamani Mosque



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Juffali Mosque

The resplendent white mosque is one of the most beautiful mosques in the older part of Jeddah. Sitting next to a calm lake, the mosque is truly picturesque with its architecturally lucid composition that has an air of grandeur more spectacular than the numerous domes that adorn its roof. It’s almost as if the mosque has accentuated the landscape of the area it sits on.

The mosque contains a highly compartmentalized plan. In it the men’s prayer area, the women’s prayer area, residences for the imam and muezzin, teaching areas, as well as ablution facilities, functionally are all separated from each other, but nonetheless united within an overall rectangular arrangement.

Juffali Mosque



Tujjar Jeddah Mosque

Capped by a dazzling golden mosaic dome, this radiant mosque is a stunning masterpiece of architecture, design and spirituality. While buildings of outstanding scale and importance are aligned on the same street, the mosque manages to show its prowess.

Inside long curtains that stretch from the roof till the floor are one of the most distinct features of this mosque. The shimmering interior of the mosque is very pleasing to the eyes, making it one of the most serene and tranquil places where one could escape the hustle and bustle of the city and just sit and worship.

Tujjar Jeddah Mosque



Prince Sultan Mosque

While not an imposing structure as some of coastal Jeddah’s mosques, but watching the sun dance across its pale cream-colored walls is an experience hard to match. Though not as striking at first sight, one has to get into details to realize the beauty of this one.

Sitting right next to the Prince Sultan’s grand palace, the beautiful mosque gracefully adorns it. Huge windows covered in intricate metalwork allow sunlight to stream in and the low Andalusian chandeliers give worshipers an altogether different experience to pray in. The exquisite mimbar in front justifies the elegant look of the mosque.

Prince Sultan Mosque



Tayibat Mosque

Those with any interest in history will be awestruck by this mosque’s beauty and design. Carrying typical elements of Hijazi architecture this remarkable mosque is the perfect tribute to Jeddah’s rich Islamic past.

What is remarkable in this mosque is that it has managed to transform raw, earthly materials into compositions so powerful they evoke something beyond amazing. The intricate latticework on the windows, elegant relief work on the walls and the variegated dome are unparalleled by any other mosque in Jeddah.

Tayibat Mosque


Sayidna Aisha Mosque

Typical mosque elements like the dome, minaret and portico are incrusted in our collective memory as the expression of the Islamic religious building. However there are some mosques that have redefined them again and assembled them in a new way, coherent to contemporary expression and aspirations.

One such mosque is the conical Sayidna Aisha mosque. Its exterior is such that one might not be able to comprehend its purpose at first sight, had its towering minaret not been there. Very modern and truly disparate this mosque truly strikes out from the other mosques Jeddah has to offer. Inside its stalactite-like crystal glass mimbar that is not made in the shape of the regular semi-circle but rather a rectangle, strikes out in a rather plain interior of the conical mosque.

Sayidna Aisha Mosque




10 Free Online Courses You Should Take This Summer

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By Sumaiyya Naseem

Online courses have changed the landscape of education. Gone are the days when learning was limited to a classroom. Today, you can explore a variety of subjects and do specialised learning from the comforts of your home.

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What’s best is that you become a part of a community dedicated to learning and self-development. You may make friends along the way and contribute your own ideas and thoughts on THE forums.

Here’s a list of 10 self-paced and free online courses in saudi arabiawhich will elevate your understanding of the world around you.

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1. Nutrition: Healthy Food for Better Living:

Institue: WageningenX
Instructor: Sander Kersten, Ivonne M.C.M. Rietjens, Marcel H. Zwietering

This XSeries provides an introduction to nutritional science and demonstrates the necessary tools to better interpret information overload about nutrition, food and health.

To know more about it click here.

2. Unlocking Your Employability

Institute: UQx
Instructor: Andrea Reid, Anna Richards

To develop your employability, which is the set of achievements, skills, and personal attributes that make you attractive to an employer, so that you can successfully navigate the recruitment process and be effective in your job.

To know more about it click here.

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3. Introduction to Public Speaking:

Institute: University of Washington
Instructor: Dr. Matt McGarrity

This useful online course will help you develop your speaking skills by giving a comparison of oral and written communication. The course also focuses on three kinds of speeches: impromptu, informative and persuasive. By the end of the course, the student will learn how to write a good speech and how to deliver it impressively.

To know more about it click here.

4. Astrobiology and the search for extra-terrestrial life:

Institute: The University of Edinburgh
Instructor: Charles Cockell

This course will inform you about the earliest stages of life and environment on earth and how it originates. The main focus of the course is on life in other parts of the universe, the environment which is necessary for life to originate, the possibilities of intelligent life on other planets and how they would impact the society.

To know more about it click here.

5. Paradoxes of War:

Institute: Princeton University
Instructors: Miguel CentenoM

This course is very interesting in the way it explains the nature of war, why it takes place and how it is experienced. The course also highlights the taught set of duties, values of warriors, formation of armies, progression of the battle and social aspects of war.

The course will deepen your understanding of war and how it affects the world and us.

To know more about it click here.

6. Exploring Beethoven’s Piano Sonatas:

Institute: Curtis Institute of Music
Instructor: John Biss

This course takes a detailed look at the music of Beethoven. The musician’s sonatas will be studied in order to understand his music. The course is ideal for those who want to experience music on a deeper level of awareness with regards to its components.

To know more about it click here

7. The Music of the Beatles:

Institute: University of Rochester
Instructors: John Covach

This course will explore the evolution of the popular band and look at how they influence music and the artists of their generation.

To know more about it click here.

8. The Evolving Universe:

Institute: Caltech
Instructors: S. Djorgovski

This introductory astronomy course will help you understand the universe and its components. The course is great if you want to know more about stars, planets, and the world of galaxies.

To know more about it click here.

9. Child Nutrition and Cooking:

Institute: Stanford University
Instructors: Maya Adam

With junk food and fast food in abundance, children today need proper attention when it comes to their health and nutrition. This course on children’s nutrition will discuss the importance of home cooking, what constitutes a balance meal, and sustainable and healthy eating at home and school.

To know more about it click here.

10. Gut Check: Exploring Your Microbiome:

Institutes: University of Colorado Boulder and University of Colorado System
Instructors: Prof. Rob Knight, Dr. Jessica Metcalf and Dr. Katherine Amato

The collection of microbes in the body weighs as much as the human brain. This course takes an in-depth look at the microbes and micro biomes in our bodies, how they affect our health, and how our nutrition affects their process.

To know more about it click here.

11. Anthropology of Current World Issues

Institutes: UQx
Instructors: Gerhard Hoffstaedter, Gerhard Hoffstaedter, Anna Cristina Pertierra, Annie Ross, Sally Babidge, Kim de Rijke

This course will allow you to better understand the world around you through utilising the anthropological lens. You will learn about the way in which anthropology as a discipline can shed new perspectives on current world issues, from indigeneity to migration and material culture.

To know more about it click here.

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12. How to Save a Life: Basic Life Support

Institutes: Save A LifeX
Instructors: Dr. Karl Disque D.O. RPH

This healthy and safety course will teach learners how to perform life support techniques including chest compressions, basic airway management, rescue breathing, AED use for defibrillation, and more.

To know more about it click here.

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The 7 Wonders Of Saudi Arabia

saudi arabia wonders of the world  never fails to impress with its breath-taking manmade structures and natures marvels amidst its vast territory.

To present the best the country has to offer to the world, we conducted a nationwide campaign of picking the wonders of Saudi Arabia. And now through your votes we have the final 7.

Wonders Of Saudi Arabia

1. Masjid Al Haram, Makkah – The Holiest Site in Islam

In the city of the birthplace of Islam is the largest mosque in the world. Muslims face in the direction of the Kaaba, which is housed within Masjid Al Haram, while performing their daily obligatory prayers. During Hajj (annual pilgrimage) the mosque holds one of the largest annual gatherings of people in the world with Muslims flocking to it from all corners of the globe. Also housed within the premises is the Zamzam well, which has been gushing forth water for over 1,400 years from the middle of the desert.

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2. Masjid Al Nabawi, Madinah – The Prophet’s Mosque

Situated in the city of Madinah this mosque was established and originally built by Prophet Muhammad (pbuh). It is the second largest mosque in the world and the holiest site in Islam after Masjid Al Haram in Makkah. It was also the first place in the entire Arabian Peninsula to be provided with electrical lights.

43. King Fahd Fountain, Jeddah – The Tallest Fountain in the World

Every single day a magnanimous jet of water graces Jeddah’s skyline, a view of such breathtaking beauty that it dominates the city skyline. It lofts about seven tons of water into the air at any one moment at a nozzle speed of around 200 kilometers per hour. The plume with a height of over 260 meters surpasses the renowned Jet d’Eau’s height of 90 meters by a significant margin.

34. AlUla, the Living Landscape Museum

AlUla offers a wealth of natural landscapes and human heritage. It has been a crossroads between civilizations for thousands of years. The Nabataean tombs of Hegra are iconic, but the ancient oasis also hosts the earlier remains for the Dadanite and Lihyanite kingdoms, an early Islamic city, the maze-like streets of the Old Town of AlUla and remains of the Hijaz Railway – all set in a spectacular landscape of sandstone canyons and volcanic uplands. AlUla’s main heritage sites will reopen to the public in October 2020.



5. Historic Balad, Jeddah – The Epitome of Hijazi Architecture

For over a thousand years Jeddah has been a major port of trade and served as a gateway for Muslim pilgrims traveling to Makkah and Madinah who arrived by sea. Through the constant influx of foreigners, the city became a multicultural center and overtime developed a unique architecture that we now refer to as Hijazi architecture. The historic Balad area is the epitome of Hijazi architecture and is where some of the last remnants of architecture can be found.

76. Habalah, Abha – The Hanging Village

Sitting halfway down a cliff face about 63 kilometers southeast of Abha, this village is easily one of the most captivating places the Kingdom has to offer. When the village was inhabited the only way to reach it was by means of a rope (habel), thus the name ‘Habalah’. Remarkably it remained inhabited until about 1980, when the villagers were shifted to King Faisal village a few kilometers away from the original village.

67. Madyan, Al Bad – Prophet Shoaib’s Legendary City

Located in the northwest of the Kingdom, the caves at Madyan continue to be shrouded in mystery. Many believe that this was the very same place that Prophet Shoaib was sent. Many of the fascinating rock cut dwellings at Madyan remain unexplored.


20 Novels That Will Make You Addicted To Reading

By Aabiya Noman Baqai

how to get addicted to reading These are some of the most brilliant literary pieces to have ‘walked’ this Earth, these are just 20 of them that a modern day novel addicts can relate to. *Note: this list has not been made in any particular order.

 best novels that make you addicted to reading


1. Harry Potter Series by J.K. Rowling

This one is obvious. It is about an orphan boy who finds out he’s a wizard and survived a killing spell as a baby. A journey of self-discovery, friendships, sacrifices and countless other life lessons that we can all take away from. If you haven’t read this book, you are missing out on life.

optimized-top-20-novels-angels-and-demons2. Angels and Demons by Dan Brown

One of the many epic books written by Dan Brown, this is about Robert Langdon, a Harvard Professor who is absorbed into one of Europe’s most enthralling mysteries.

optimized-top-20-novels-my-sisters-keepers3. My Sister’s Keeper by Jodi Picoult

About a girl who has been brought to this world to help cure her sister’s cancer. It has a plot twist in the end that makes it worth the read.

optimized-top-20-novels-animal-farm4. Animal Farm by George Orwell

One of those books every English/Literature teacher assigns. It is very fascinating look into how the world works.

optimized-top-20-novels-someone-like-you5. Someone Like You by Roald Dahl

Though Roald Dahl is mostly known for stories for kids, this particular collection of short stories is for older readers that are full of mysteries and unusual plots.

optimized-top-20-novels-the-hunger-games6. Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

A twisted glimpse of what the future might be like if we continue like this.

optimized-top-20-novels-lord-of-the-rings7. Lord of the Rings & The Hobbit by J.R.R Tolkein

These books really take the world of fantasy and adventure to a whole new level. Full of epic fights, magic and dialogues, these books are bound to have you addicted to the world of ‘Middle Earth’.

optimized-top-20-novels-the-alchemist8. The Alchemist by Paul Coelho

This one’s a more philosophical one that follows a young Andalusian shepherd on his journey to Egypt as he keeps having dreams about finding treasure there.

optimized-top-20-novels-to-kill-a-mockingbird9. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

Published in 1960, this book covers some important issues found in our societies till today.

optimized-top-20-novels-great-expectations10. Great Expectations by Charles Dickens

A classic of its own kind, this book covers themes such as wealth, poverty, love, rejection and good vs evil.

optimized-top-20-novels-the-catcher-in-the-rye11. The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger

Based on the themes of teenage angst and alienation, this novel deals with some complex issues such as identity, belonging, loss and connection.

optimized-top-20-novels-narnia12. Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis

Another adventurous series that takes us on a journey of 4 siblings who fall upon a secret land called Narnia.

optimized-top-20-novels-the-perks-of-being-a-wallflower13. Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky

This one is also a coming of age story but focuses on an introverted teenager who his quite intelligent and an unconventional thinker.

optimized-top-20-novels-divergent14. The Divergent Trilogy by Veronica Roth

An insight into what the future may hold in terms of defining citizens of society and putting them in certain categories that they can’t really deviate from.

optimized-top-20-novels-looking-for-alaska15. Looking for Alaska by John Green

Recently turned into a movie, this story revolves around a teenage boy who goes onto look for a girl who suddenly disappears after a night of revenge-taking adventures.

optimized-top-20-novels-maze-runner16. The Maze Runner by James Dashner

Another novel about young people in a different sort of world, forcing them to make sacrifices and fighting things they never thought they’d be fighting.

optimized-top-20-novels-kite-runner17. The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini

A story about family, friendships, loyalty and redemption. Requires the reader to be a bit courageous to deal with some of the sad plot twists.

optimized-top-20-novels-198418. 1984 by George Orwell

Like most of Orwell’s themes, this book talks about governments, politics and cults.

optimized-top-20-novels-fahrenheit-45119. Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury

An insight into another future American society where books are outlawed and firemen have to burn any books they may find. It represents themes of the consequences of suppressing ideas and creativity.

optimized-top-20-novels-wuthering-heights20. Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte

Set in Victorian society, this book’s about a family that brings home an orphan from Liverpool. It also happens to talk about an accident and a curious supernatural encounter.

If you’re just starting to read or are an avid reader, there are countless other books out there that should also be read. This is just a summary of some awesome literary pieces that have been published in our time or in history.

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Women Propelling Forward | Rally Jameel

Second Edition of Rally Jameel Kicks-off on International Women’s Day

Rally Jameel, an exciting, world-class navigational rally for women, started its second year at the famous Elephant Rock in AlUla; the rally features challenging routes and breathtaking landscapes, providing a unique opportunity for women to showcase their driving and navigational skills in a supportive environment. It aims to promote gender equality and empower women in motorsports.


The Rally Jameel aims to get more women involved in motorsports and give them the tools they need to break gender stereotypes. The competitors will navigate through the desert terrain of Saudi Arabia, covering a distance of over 1,200 kilometers in four days.


On International Women’s Day, 82 drivers and their co-drivers from 25 countries competed for the title of rally champion.


Saudi Arabia’s participant and 3rd place winner in the first edition, Maha Al-Hamali, said, “I’m happy to be taking on this incredible journey again with fellow women from all over the world during International Women’s Day. This really is a testament that women have the courage and drive to take on new and challenging experiences—especially Saudi women who recently started driving and now have a strong presence in Rally Jameel. I wish all participants the best of luck, and let’s take on this beautiful journey together.”


This year’s rally also saw a rise in companies supporting more teams. This participation creates new opportunities for private sector companies to participate in motorsports as the rally develops new drivers and navigators and prepares them for future competitions.


Munir Khoja, Managing Director of Marketing Communications at Abdul Latif Jameel Motors, expressed his delight at the incredible success of Rally Jameel “As we prepare for this incredible adventure, we are overwhelmed by the interest participants are showing. We had 68 participants, consisting of drivers and their co-drivers from 15 nationalities, in our inaugural edition. Today we have 82 participants from 25 nationalities, exceeding our expectations. More importantly, it is an inspiring testament to our efforts to support Saudi Arabia’s vision to empower women. On behalf of Abdul Latif Jameel Motors, we thank our partners, organizers, and sponsors who made this event a reality.”


An Australian participant, Sally Kay, said, “I’m very excited to take on the rally, and being here in beautiful ALULA is just breath-taking. I have met with fantastic women participating in the second edition of the rally, and I want to take this opportunity on International Women’s Day to say to all women just to be themselves, do their best, and keep moving forward. I’m grateful to the organizers for inviting me to be part of this exciting women-only rally, this is my fourth time in the Kingdom, and I love it.”


The rally is not just about the competition but also about empowering women and promoting gender equality in Saudi Arabia. It’s a great opportunity for participants to showcase their talents and inspire other women to pursue their dreams.





how to use credit card in saudi arabia ,We all love the concept of whipping out our flashy credit cards and using them to pay for things.

It doesn’t really feel like you’ve lost much when you can’t see the cash slip from your fingers. But, the power and financial freedom derived from the piece of plastic is short lived and very misunderstood. If used well, they can be a great thing. Remember though, with great power comes great responsibility! So, watch out for the following mistakes that people commonly make when handling their plastic powers.

how to use credit card in saudi arabia

1. Using credit as cash:

Some people have the habit of using credit to buy all their goods. Cash helps you know how much you’re spending; this is always a good thing. Credit cards are essentially best to reduce the hassle of carrying around huge amounts of physical cash. It’s better to use cash where you can and use credit for larger transactions.

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2. Waiting too long to close the payment:

The longer you wait to close off the balance the more you’ll have to pay. This depends on your issuing bank and what terms the card you carry has. Most cards  charge either interest (global banks) or a fixed fee (Islamic Banks).  These fees accumulate and are often compounded, meaning, the fee is calculated on the new sum owed. Simply put, the more you owe, the more you’re charged .

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3. Taking a cash advance:

In case of emergencies, this could be alright especially if the amount owed is quickly paid back before the credit card company or bank charges the interest or commission. You might easily forget to close the payment. Also, just have the habit of taking cash in advance for non emergency cases, making you feel less urgent about closing the balance before the fee.

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4. Closing your account:

Closing the credit account may feel like the right choice when you want to avoid spending but it can actually affect your credit score negatively. It increases the ratio of debt to available credit. The better thing to do is keep it open and but avoid using it on unnecessary purchases.

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5. Waiting to report your lost or stolen credit card:

One of the worse things you can do is delay reporting your credit card getting lost or stolen. It needs to be reported ASAP to avoid any major repercussions.

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6. Not knowing your credit card terms:

When signing up for your credit card, it is severely important to look at the terms and conditions in case you get yourself in a pickle. Is there a fixed payment you need to pay every year just to won the card, regardless of usage? Is the fee charged compounded? What are the terms of late payments? On the other hand, are there any rewards or cash back rewards if you purchase from certain vendors or retailers. It is important to know how to avoid unnecessary charges and also how to maximize the benefits that come along with associating with one credit card company over another.  For example, some credit card companies have discounts in certain hotels. It would be a waste not to know and use this benefit if you could.

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7. Getting too many:

Some believe that the more cards you get, the better access to cash one has. This just makes it difficult to track your expenses and your debt, encourages you to spend more, increases your duty to read the terms of each company, and increases the number of places you’re are charged from.

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8. Ignoring your monthly statement:

This should be crystal clear. But some people avoid looking at their statement because they feel guilty of knowing how much they spent and on what. First, it is imperative that you know how much you owe. Second, human error is always possible (some vendors may charge you twice for the same purchase). Third, your credit card security may have been breached. The statement helps reveal if some purchases which you didn’t make have been charged to you.

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9. Exceeding your credit limit:

Most banks or credit card companies have a policy that increases the fee that you are charged if you exceed the limit that was set for you. Also, your future purchases may be rejected until the balance is closed off, leaving you incapable of using the card for its main purpose (having access to money when cash is unavailable).

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10. Buying things you don’t need:

As stated above, credit cards serve the purpose of saving the day in which cash is short. Cards also help you avoid carrying too much money around unsafely. Therefore, use the cards for these intended purposes, large transactions, emergencies, and benefiting from associated rewards.

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Be sure to check our article on How Credit Cards in Saudi Arabia work.


saudi arabia quotes, Saudi Arabia is home to many remarkable personalities. And some of the things they’ve said stay with us for a long time.

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Here are some quotes by Saudis that you should reflect on:





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Have your own favourite quote by a Saudi?! Tell us in the comments below!


Businesses that Recycle in Saudi Arabia and Turn Trash Into Cash

Around 1.6 million people worldwide are active in the recycling industry.

Together, they handle more than 600 million tonnes of recyclables every year, with a total annual turnover of more than $200 billion. About 10% of this amount is spent on new technologies, research and development that contribute to creating high-skilled jobs and making recycling more efficient and environmentally efficient.

What about recycling in saudi arabia ?

  • With population of around 29 million, Saudi Arabia generates more than 15 million tons of solid waste per year.
  • The per capita waste generation is estimated at 1.5 to 1.8 kg per person per day.
  • Solid waste generation in the three largest cities – Riyadh, Jeddah and Dammam – exceeds 6 million tons per annum.
  • Most of Saudi’s recycled materials include papers, metals and plastics extracted from municipal waste.

recycling companies in saudi arabia

Saudi Arabia is taking positive steps towards waste management by enforcing greener laws and encouraging good behavior. The government has worked on setting up sorting stations at the landfills to try to retrieve items and providing recycling bins around the country for people to dispose of items such as plastic, glass and paper.

There are a variety of recycling businesses in the Kingdom that are involved in specialized collections of waste products of different categories.

We urge you to play your part in reducing, reusing, and recycling.Our hats go off to companies that can manage to do business and provide a service to the community or the environment.

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1. WASCO (Waste Collection and Recycling Co. Ltd.):

About: A leading integrated recycling and waste management company that was started in 2004. They collect over 400,000 tons per year. It is the largest waste collection and sorting company in the Middle East with over 20 collection centers around the Middle East and over 300 collection vehicles. They are on call 24/7.

Products they recycle:
Waste paper and cartons, and recently plastic and aluminum.

Tel: +966 12 2897029, +966 12 2886138


About: Also one of the largest wholesalers and processors of recyclable products in the Kingdom. The company consists of three operating divisions: Nesma Metals Scrap, Nesma Waste Paper, and Nesma Plastic Recycling. Each operation buys the recyclable item from industrial manufacturers, processes it by crushing, melting etc to be produced and sold to customers. It’s also a member of Bureau International Recycling.

Products they recycle:
Metal scrap, paper and plastic.

Tel: +966 12 6581188, +966 12 6589053, +966 12 6589588

Branches: Waste Paper Factory: +966 12 6378462
Plastic Factory: +966 12 6081430
Plastic Yard I: +966 12 6369059
Metal Yard III: +966 12 2687442


3. Al-Qaryan Group:

About: A leading company in metal trading, processing and recycling that began in 1988.

Products they recycle:

Tel: +966 03 822 6969

4. Trewind:

About: Trewind was established to tackle the recycling crisis in the Kingdom. It’s a primer in recycling beverage cartons. Trewind aims to work towards a greener country as well as working on campaigns to bring awareness to the population. It also aims to produce eco-friendly products and materials.

Products they recycle:
Beverage cartons (Tetra Pak), aluminum, plastic, glass and dry paper.

Recycling bins available at stores including:

Hyper Panda – Malik Road, Al Rawdah, Al Safa branches
Mwakib Al Ajr Location

Tel: 02026092240

5. MEPI (Middle East Plastic Industries):

About: MEPI provides plastic recycling and waste management services to local authorities and businesses throughout the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia established in 1998. Their process includes collecting it at the landfills or commercial premises, processing and recovering materials, treating, and finally carefully disposing of the remains. They also supply all types of recycled plastic raw materials to the Middle East, the Far East and the European markets. The company can be contacted for both selling and buying plastic products.

Products they recycle:

Tel: +966 12 6081926


The Evolution of Clocks by Muslim Scholars

who invented clock muslim

By Bint Hasan, Assalamu Alaykum Team

who invented clock muslim?..Muslim heritage speaks of countless achievements where Muslim scholars reached their zenith surpassing other neighboring nations. Arithmetic, medicine and aviation are examples of just a few arenas in which our exemplary scholars excelled.

Our Muslim scholars played a colossal role in the invention of clocks; their developments occupy a significant position in the history of inventions.

who invented clock muslim

10th Century

islamic water clock  The Binkam Water Clock was invented in the 10th century by Ibn Al Haytham: an invention that provided hours and minutes, which no other clock had demonstrated.

11th Century

Al Muradi’s Water Clock in the 11th century, “The books of secrets” holds some of the earliest references to the use of mercury in balances. Al Zarquali built two large water clocks on the banks of the river Tagus at Toledo in the 11th century. 2

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12th Century

Al Jazari’s Castle Clock during daylight hours, an observer would see the sun’s disc on the eastern horizon rise. Al Jazari also developed the mindboggling 800-year-old Elephant clock in the 13th century.

This clock integrated several cultures to form a perfectly sculpted contraption, using Greek water-raising technology, an Indian elephant, an Egyptian phoenix, Arabian figures and Chinese dragons, to celebrate diversity. 3

13th Century

Al Qarawiyyin Clock  It was created in 1286-87, by Ibn Al Habbak Al Tilimsani, and was later restored in 1346-48 by Abu Abdallah Al ‘Arabi, who fitted it with an Astrolabe rete for star tracking. Truly the 13th century filled its eons with discovery after discovery, as it also saw the development of The Umayyad clock by Ridhwan Al Saati.4

16th Century

Astronomical Clock Before the 16th century, clocks were considered too inaccurate for measuring celestial movements. Where Ptolemy failed to succeed, Taqī Al Dīn built an astronomical clock that measured time with great regularity, executing the wish of the Sultan. His clock held the unique facet, indicating prayer times and the first day of Gregorian months using dials. Many of his clock’s intricacies are present in today’s clocks.

Sometime before the ingenuities of our remarkable pioneers mentioned above, in the year 807, Emperor Charlemagne was sent a brass clock by the Caliph Harun Al Rashid.

 Islamic history:   a distant golden memory, our noble ancestors shone and were unquestionably the leading contributors to the so called well-developed society that we now live in. We are indebted to them for their great efforts, and should recognize their unrivalled success. 
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10 Muslim Inventions That Shaped The Modern World As Reported In CNN

By Mohammed Mirza

While many modern day inventions are associated with the West, there are many inventions that wouldn’t have happened if it were not for the Muslims.

CNN ran a feature on inventions by Muslims that shaped the modern world; here are 10 inventions from the list.

muslim inventions that shaped the modern world

1. Surgery

Celebrated doctor Al Zahrawi can be said to be the father of modern day surgery. Many modern day apparatus and procedures used in surgery can be traced back to him. He was the first person to use catgut for stiches, as the using of catgut eliminates the need for a second surgery to remove stiches. Many of his other groundbreaking procedures in surgery include the usage of forceps during childbirth, local anesthesia before surgeries and performing the first caesarean operation.

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2. Coffee

Coffee was first brewed in Yemen over a thousand years ago. Worshipers used to drink this brew to stay awake in the night for worship. By the 16th century, coffee found its way to Europe, when it was brought to Italy by a Venetian trader.

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3. Flying machine

Abbas ibn Firnas is said to be the first person to make a real attempt to construct a machine that will help him fly. During the 9th century, he designed a winged apparatus that resembled a bird costume. When he attempted to use his invention in the city of Cordoba, he flew for a few moments before falling and partially breaking his back. Many believe that this was an inspiration for Leonardo Da Vinci centuries later.

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4. University

Also in the 9th century, a princess, Fatima Al-Firhi, founded the first degree-granting university in the city of Fez in Morocco. Known as the University of al-Qarawiyyin, this center of education operates to this very day.

5. Algebra

The founding of the concept of algebra is attributed to celebrated mathematician, Al-Khwarizmi. The word algebra is said to derive from “Kitab al-Jabr Wa l-Mugabala” which roughly translates as “The Book of Reasoning and Balancing.” Al-Khwarizmi was also the first to introduce the concept of raising a number to a power.

6. Optics

Over a thousand years ago, the physicist Ibn Al Haitham is said to have proved that humans see objects by light reflecting off objects and entering the eye. Dismissing the common perception that light was emitted from the eye itself. The camera obscura phenomenon is also discovered by Ibn Al Haitham, which deduces how the eye sees images upright due to the connection between the optic nerve and the brain.

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7. Music

Charlemagne the first Holy Roman Emperor used to try to compete with the music of Baghdad and Cordoba. Modern musical scales are believed to have been derived by the Arabic alphabet. Among the many instruments of Middle Eastern origin that were used in Europe are the lute and the rahab – an ancestor to the violin.

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8. Toothbrush

For cleaning the teeth the usage of a twig from the Miswak tree is attributed to Prophet Mohammed (PBUH). This twig cleanses the teeth and freshens the breath. Substances similar to the Meswak are used in the modern toothpaste.

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9. The crank

Modern automatics had a profound impact from the Muslim world. The revolutionary crank-connecting rod system was discovered by Al Jazari in the 12th century. The concept created waves across the world and lead to numerous inventions such as the bicycle and internal combustion engine to name a few.

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10. Hospitals

The first medical center was in Egypt. Founded in the 9th century in the city of Cairo, it was called the Ahmad ibn Tulun Hospital. The medical center provided free care for anyone who needed it, which is a policy based on the Muslim tradition of caring for all who are sick. Eventually this concept of the hospital spread across the Muslim world.