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Dennism 01-19-2004 12:30 PM

Jeddah Economic Forum, January 18, 2004
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1-6. Jeddah Economic Forum, January 18, 2004

7. Queen Rania of Jordan posing for a picture with Jordanian women living in Saudi Arabia.

8. Queen Rania of Jordan speaking with Jordanian women living in Saudi Arabia January 18, 2004 in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.

alia_musallam 01-19-2004 01:15 PM

Why didn't QRania take her hijaab off as well i wonder?

Bubbette 01-19-2004 01:34 PM

This is interesting. Was the reason the women did not have to be covered because they were inside the Jordanian embassy, or just because they were not on the street? And do women normally speak in SA in front of groups of men as Q Rania did?

Dennism 01-19-2004 01:56 PM


Originally posted by Bubbette@Jan 19th, 2004 - 1:34 pm
This is interesting. Was the reason the women did not have to be covered because they were inside the Jordanian embassy, or just because they were not on the street? And do women normally speak in SA in front of groups of men as Q Rania did?
Inside the embassy. Perhaps. Same reasoning behind why Victoria was covered. Swedish Embassy. Also as a foreign, non-Muslim woman she's not expected per se. Just be mindful. Don't go overboard as it were. Not only did Rania spoke but others did as well. I think it would depend on the men and the situation. I mean I don't know if women would be allowed to speak at a conference for imans. Probably not.

alia_musallam 01-19-2004 02:04 PM

It's because they were inside that they didn't have to be covered, it's only in public places taht you have to be covered and if you are foreign it doesn't really apply, you just have to wear modest clothing. Though of course if you are a visiting royal then it is gracious to do as they do, but why inside the embassy when its jordanian territory? And all the other women aren't (ecept the one who really is, i mean she wears it all the time) so it is a bit odd. Plus its a funny looking hijab, it seems to have a button to hold it together, hy doesn't she just drape it or use pins like evryone else at least that way it would cover her neck aswell (like hijabs are meant to)!!

madonna23 01-19-2004 02:36 PM

it is an odd-looking hijab...reminds me of one of the characters in lord of the of elves... :P

i think she looked better with a regular hijab or at least a scarf like the one she wore to iran

justine 01-19-2004 04:07 PM

I think it is a long rectangular scarf that she has pinned under her chin and the ends are then flowing back over her shoulders........possibly.
In the last 2 pictures the scarf is arranged at her neck differently.

I don't understand why she just doesn't wear it as other women also Alia.

Dennism 01-19-2004 04:25 PM

Yeah, I thought it was neat the way it was near the neck. I hadn't noticed one like that before.

amina1 01-19-2004 05:26 PM

I saw pictures of queen rania in Mecca in petra, she is doing the holy pilgremage and she was covered from head to toe, she looked nice**

Dennism 01-19-2004 06:30 PM

This was in a caption about Crown Princess Victoria:

Despite the leading role granted to women at the forum, they were segregated from men in the conference hall behind dividing screens according to the traditions of the Saudi kingdom, and the women participating in the gathering attended their own gala dinner separate from the men.

srbjakoska 01-19-2004 08:14 PM

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Queen rania: Monday 19th January

Blueice 01-19-2004 10:59 PM

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MECCA, SAUDI ARABIA: Queen Rania al-Abdullah of Jordan performs the Umrah (lesser pilgrimage) in Mecca 19 January 2004. The Queen returned to Amman after taking part in the Jeddah Economic Forum that included for the first sessions dedicated to women.

Bubbette 01-20-2004 10:29 AM

She looks great even with no makeup!

alia_musallam 01-20-2004 10:39 AM

I love the boygurads in their suits, boy do they stick out!

micas 01-20-2004 01:51 PM

Why she is without makeup? Well,gourges in the same why :lol: :lol: :lol:

madonna23 01-20-2004 01:59 PM

well, this is Umrah you know so i don't think that she should be focused on make-up...i like the fact that she put her focus on what's at hand and not on her image.

micas 01-20-2004 02:07 PM

I'm sorry but i have to confess that i am not very good in this matter.
Some1 can tell me what is the Umrah or tell me a place when have good informaition.? :lol: :lol: :lol:

madonna23 01-20-2004 02:14 PM

well umrah is basically like hajj - the holy pilgramage to Mecca in saudi arabia. the difference between umrah and hajj is that umrah can be performed at anytime during the year while hajj is performed at a specific time (i think it will be performed around the end of january this year)...

i don't know a good website but this one's can find some links on hajj

but basically, you have to do several rituals like circle the Ka'aba, run between Safwa and Marwa, drink Zam Zam water, etc.

it's really nice to do it - for muslims anyway - and it has great spirital merit in Islam. so it's nice that rania upheld that and focused on what was on hand rather than her image.

Humera 01-20-2004 05:37 PM

I love all the Umrah pictures!
Rania looks the prettiest when she's modest

barbara_41172 01-28-2004 05:51 PM

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January 28 from Petra:

King Lays the Foundation stone of Queen Rania Center for the Physically Challenged Military Personnel

Amman, Jan. 28(Petra)--His Majesty King Abdullah II laid, in the presence of Her Majesty Queen Rania Al Abdullah, the foundation stone of Queen Rania Al Abdullah Center for the Physically Challenged Military Personnel, At Al Jandaweel District in Amman. The center, which will be one of the facilities run by the Hashemite Charity Organization, was initiated, an will be funded through a donation by His Majesty the King.
The King made the donation to establish the center to provide services to the injured people in recognition of their efforts to protect the homeland. His Majesty was briefed by HRH Prince Mer'd bin Raad, the president of the organization, on the center's facilities and services, noting that the center will serve more than 1275 persons. The ceremony was attended by President of the Senate, His Royal Highness Prince Raad Bin Zeid and a number of civil and military officials.
The Hashemite Charity Organization which was established in 1997, is the first of its kind in the Arab world. It is a non-governmental organization that depends on donations to continue providing services to the physically challenged military personnel from the Armed Forces, the Public Security, Civil Defense, the and the General Intelligence. The center which will be build on an area of six dunums, will encompass vocational training facility designed to pre-qualify physically challenged people in various professions. It will include administrative sections, a library, a computer lab. stores, playground, bedrooms, a pool for physical therapy and car parks.

January 28 from Petra:

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