Saudi arabia


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  • the presentation is worthless a lot of wrong information even the pictures a lot of them is not from Saudi Arabia like slide 34 for the man beaten with a stick it's obviosly from Iran. if you are a saudi or have been in Saudi Arabia before have a look and laugh about it specially Saudi barbi
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Saudi arabia

  1. 1. Saudi arabia
  2. 2. Saudi Arabia is the largest country located on the Arabian Peninsula.
  3. 3. Saudi Arabia’s flag
  4. 4. Five Pillars of Islam Saudi Arabia is a Theocracy. Their country is run by religion. It is very important for Saudis to follow the Five Pillars of Islam.
  5. 5. 1. Shahada (Faith) The recitation of the creed, “There is no god but God and Muhammad is the messenger of God."
  6. 6. 2. Salat (Prayer) Salat is the daily prayer of Islam. Salat consists of five prayers daily.
  7. 7. 3. Zakat (alms-giving) Zakat is the practice of charitable giving by Muslims based on accumulated wealth, and is obligatory for all who are able to do so.
  8. 8. 4. Sawm (fasting) Ritual fasting is an obligatory act during the month of Ramadan.
  9. 9. 5. Hajj (pilgrimage) The Hajj is a pilgrimage to the holy city of Mecca.
  10. 10. Prior to the discovery of oil in the 1930s, Saudi Arabia was nothing more than a poor desert country.
  11. 11. The discovery of oil brought about a new lifestyle to Saudi Arabia. They acquired new wealth, better education, better technology, and new friends around the world. Saudi oil refinery
  12. 12. Oil PetrOleum Black GOld texas tea
  13. 13. What is Oil? The oil that we use today was formed millions of years ago when tiny plants and animals died and sank to the bottom of a shallow body of water.
  14. 14. What cOuntries have the mOst Oil? (darkest=mOst)
  15. 15. WhO imPOrts Oil? WhO exPOrts Oil?
  16. 16. What are these political cartoons trying to say?
  17. 17. How does this arid region go from… This to This?
  18. 18. And This!?! Indoor ski slope
  19. 19. Desalination plants
  20. 20. New wealth, same traditions… Saudi Arabia has struggled to keep their culture while modernizing and advancing at the same time.
  21. 21. There is a lot of westernization with a twist. Look closely at the signs!
  22. 22. You’ll find two sections in restaurants: The family section, and the single male section. Why is there no single woman section? Single male section
  23. 23. Because… Women can’t be in public without a male relative escort. Men and women are kept very separated in Saudi Arabia.
  24. 24. Even schools are segregated.
  25. 25. Girls’ schools
  26. 26. Boys’ school
  27. 27. So, if boys and girls are always kept separate, how do they date? They don’t. Marriages are arranged by families.
  28. 28. What about travelers? Do they have to follow all the same rules? Well… You can’t just visit Saudi Arabia. You must have permission from the King and good reason. But just like someone visiting our country, they’d have to follow our laws while here.
  29. 29. During prayer time… Be prepared to wait around for a while, because everything shuts down for 20 to 30 minutes five times a day for prayer. Mosques are everywhere, so you will always hear the muzzein standing atop the mosque call everyone to prayer five times a day no matter where you are. Foreigners are not forced to pray, but outward practice of any other religion is strictly forbidden!
  30. 30. If you do visit Saudi Arabia: Western women don’t have to wear the abaya or the hijab, but if you’re stopped by the religious police and asked to, YOU BETTER JUST DO IT! Abaya (Burka) Hijab
  31. 31. Religious Police?!?!?! Who are they?
  32. 32. One way to keep the culture is the Mutaween (religious police). There are regular police to keep the law, and religious police to watch that people are following Saudi’s idea of Sharia (religious law). Strict punishments are enforced if not…
  33. 33. So, how Westernized is Saudi Arabia? Check it out for yourself!
  34. 34. Coca-Cola In Arabic
  35. 35. Saudi Barbie Notice what Barbie is wearing under her abaya! With all that oil money, Saudi women are decked out under their abayas!
  36. 36. Diamonds, gold, designer clothes… You name it, they’ve got it on! When Saudi women are alone, the can’t wait to take off their abayas and show off their fashion! Check out those stilettos!
  37. 37. Saudi bathing suit
  38. 38. But with the oil money, comes better education too.
  39. 39. Aramco Many Americans live in Saudi Arabia who work for the oil company Aramco. However, they live in private compounds, where behind those gates, they can live their American lifestyles.
  40. 40. Their schools are coed just like in the U.S. and they can dress just as they please. However, once they leave the compound, all Saudi laws apply.
  41. 41. What if you want to visit Mecca? You’ll only get in if you’re a Muslim. How do they know? Before entering the gates of Mecca you will be asked to recite a random Sura from the Qu’ran. Muslims who go as far as to make the Hajj, will be able to do it.
  42. 42. Many Muslim children who don’t speak a word of Arabic, are taught to memorize the entire Qur’an in Arabic. It doesn’t translate well in English, and is actually meant to be sung, not read.
  43. 43. Saudi Arabia got rich FAST, so it’s still trying to blend the old and the new. Keep the traditional culture And modernize as well