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Finding work in Madinah?

Salam, and hello-
My husband and I have been in Saudi for about 2 months now. We are in RIyadh, but don't like it very much here as the city is SOOOOOO big! We would love to move to Madinah, but not sure about finding jobs there? We are aware that only Muslims can live there, and that works for us, as we are both Muslims. I'm from the US, and my husband is from the UK...so hopefully we can find jobs that will allow us to live there. Can anyone give us some ideas about how we should go about looking. We aren't having much luck here in Riyadh either...things seem to move verrrry slowly.
Thanks in advance for any comments or advice :-)
Have a nice evening!

Hello rationalchaos.

Welcome to Expat.com! :)

Hope you will soon be provided you with some informations.

Aurélie

i understood the thing about RUH , but why MED ? i know its very special to muslims they find it fascinating because the feeling that it will give you the minute you are there , plus the people oh my god they are something else .

but you have been only here for like months , ummm ...i wish you the best . ^ ^

@rationalchaos!
Medina is comparatively smaller city and in general may be difficult to find a job there. But it all depends upon your luck and your serious efforts. If you can let us know what are your specialities we may help you better...
Kind Regards!

presidconsult :

@rationalchaos!
Medina is comparatively smaller city and in general may be difficult to find a job there. But it all depends upon your luck and your serious efforts. If you can let us know what are your specialities we may help you better...
Kind Regards!

thanks for the post :-)

Small is good! I hate big cities, takes so long to get around! There is a hadith about living in Medina, and how only the good hearted are there and the bad hearted are expelled. So for me I'm hoping my heart is good enough to live there :-)

My husband's degree is in hardware/software engineering, and he does security systems, networking, and has taught ICT courses. So pretty broad. I've always worked in the mental health field, but I doubt there is anything there for that. I have also taught English, so I might look for something like that.

But I figured before we got to settled where we are, in Riyadh, we might as well look around elsewhere...like where we want to be. Once we have jobs it would be hard to move afterwards.

Hitch :

i understood the thing about RUH , but why MED ? i know its very special to muslims they find it fascinating because the feeling that it will give you the minute you are there , plus the people oh my god they are something else .

but you have been only here for like months , ummm ...i wish you the best . ^ ^

HItch, thanks for the well wishes. We would prefer Medina, but to be honest Taif, and Abha sound good too...as far as smaller cities and cooler air. Medina just sounds really nice. We are Muslim, and I have lived in the US and in the UK...and to be honest people aren't really very tolerant of Muslims. Me and my daughters get harassed a lot. And thats hard. Its ok to look all punk or gothic, or too colour your hair pink and blue and have all sorts of piercings and just look scary...but if you look like a Muslim...well thats not ok. Im tired of that attitude. I know only Muslims can go into Mecca and Medina, and for the time being that just really appeals to me :-) Might as well get where we want to be before we get too settled here in Riyadh where I don't like it :-)
Take care....

Dear Rationalchaos


i know what you mean i been to AUS and JAPAN and some non muslim country , but here in the kingdom genrally you will feel safe specailly in MED , God i love that city . i hope you do go there with your family its like heven on earth .

I dont have to talk much about Islam and how ppl understand it out side , or even here . but get this as long as you do your pryers and have a good heart nothing will harm you . just try to understand the true consept of Islam . its not that complicated as it sounds these days .

i will pray for you that god will choose you what is exactly fit for your needs and requirment weather its in RUH or MED or even wherever in the kingdom . I really hope you would find it a great place for your family and also a comfy please for your soul and heart .

i wish you for the best
Hitch

Hitch :

Dear Rationalchaos


i know what you mean i been to AUS and JAPAN and some non muslim country , but here in the kingdom genrally you will feel safe specailly in MED , God i love that city . i hope you do go there with your family its like heven on earth .

I dont have to talk much about Islam and how ppl understand it out side , or even here . but get this as long as you do your pryers and have a good heart nothing will harm you . just try to understand the true consept of Islam . its not that complicated as it sounds these days .

i will pray for you that god will choose you what is exactly fit for your needs and requirment weather its in RUH or MED or even wherever in the kingdom . I really hope you would find it a great place for your family and also a comfy please for your soul and heart .

i wish you for the best
Hitch

Thank you Hitch, what a very  nice email. And you are very right, Islam is not as complicated as people make it out to be.
Thanks again for making me smile :-)
Take care

^ ^

Glad to help ...

rationalchaos :

I dont have to talk much about Islam and how ppl understand it out side , or even here . but get this as long as you do your pryers and have a good heart nothing will harm you . just try to understand the true consept of Islam . its not that complicated as it sounds these days .

What you have to understand about Westerners is that they only know of Islam what is shown to them via the media, and it usually isn't very pretty. 

Therefore, it's up to all of us to enlighten each other.  That was one of the reasons why I came to Saudia, to learn about this culture first hand.  And what I have learned is that Saudi people are like people everywhere, almost always good hearted.  When I get home, I'll spread what I've learned and experienced whenever I have the opportunity.

I'm extremely surprised that you were harrassed in the USA.  I've met many, many Saudi's here in Riyadh who have been on scholarship in the States and--to a person--they told me how much they enjoyed it and how friendly Americans were to them.

i couldn’t agree more , however , let me just add something there . Its way to different when you hear about something and truly try it and explore it yourself .

i understand what media did or still doing to Arab country cultures and Islam . but that didn’t affect you , right ?

you had come and enjoyed it also had many friends and let’s say a new era , more open minded points of views, that’s is fine enough with most of us .

i expect from you when you go to your country only say the truth of Saudis and their experience and life-style  .

i only hope that one day our culture will get its own true meaning and space in your hearts . . .

What you have to understand about Westerners is that they only know of Islam what is shown to them via the media, and it usually isn't very pretty.

That's a bit of a generalization.

gashead :

What you have to understand about Westerners is that they only know of Islam what is shown to them via the media, and it usually isn't very pretty.

That's a bit of a generalization.

Yes, it is a generalization, which is exactly my point.

Alliecat :
rationalchaos :

I dont have to talk much about Islam and how ppl understand it out side , or even here . but get this as long as you do your pryers and have a good heart nothing will harm you . just try to understand the true consept of Islam . its not that complicated as it sounds these days .

What you have to understand about Westerners is that they only know of Islam what is shown to them via the media, and it usually isn't very pretty. 

Therefore, it's up to all of us to enlighten each other.  That was one of the reasons why I came to Saudia, to learn about this culture first hand.  And what I have learned is that Saudi people are like people everywhere, almost always good hearted.  When I get home, I'll spread what I've learned and experienced whenever I have the opportunity.

I'm extremely surprised that you were harrassed in the USA.  I've met many, many Saudi's here in Riyadh who have been on scholarship in the States and--to a person--they told me how much they enjoyed it and how friendly Americans were to them.

The media has the biggest part in making Muslims look bad unfortunately. But then who is the media controlled by....another topic altogether lol.
When we went to Canada the people there were so nice to me and my husband. Nobody was bothered that I wore a hijab (head cover) and nobody cared that my husband had long hair and a beard...they just treated us like anyone else. But I told my husband on our way to the US, not to be fooled, that the Americans didn't seem as kind- being American myself and being brought up there I knew. And I was right on...it was night and day difference from being in canada. We were taunted, laughed at, stared at, and mistreated by many people. Needless to say we haven't gone back, but we would like to visit canada again :-)
Its very different here though...I refuse to wear the face veil, so I get stared at a bit, and some women say things...but if its not mandatory in Islam to wear it and it seems to me that its more cultural than anything else, so I'm not going to be forced into doing it if I don't choose to. But its still much better than being in the western countries because people don't openly make fun of me and my girls. The UK was really bad when I was there...people can be very very rude.

And I might point out, that its much easier being a male in a western country, as far as taunting goes. Not many people are willing to harass a guy for fear they might get punched...but its not like that with women. They know for the most part women aren't going to do much about it but take it. Although I give them an earful, but not many muslim women do that.
So the good and bad of different countries eh?

Its good that you are here learning the culture and the religion and taking the good from it and sharing it Alliecat...the world needs more people with open minds and open hearts :-)

hello sir..my name is mohasin ashraf wani..i am from jammu and kashmir india..i have done b.tech in electronics and instrumentation...its my dream to work in madina..please help me in the same...hope to hear from u soon..

Mashallah theres a real  muslim :happy:

My email address is *** , I want to work in madinah,I want to work as a cleaner of prophet mohamed masjid in madinah, :) iam from south africa

Cleaners are hired from very poor underdeveloped countries, not from advanced/developed/Western countries.  Specifically, cleaners are bulk-hired from South Asia, and that's pretty much it.

Assalam,

Presently I am stayed and working in Kuala Lumpur. I am married with two son. I am Malaysian. I am now working in one of financial institution in Malaysia. Working as a head in operation business,  I am specialised in banknotes operation, familiar with 36 type of currencies. I am used to cash compliance & regulations, able to detect forge notes in major currencies (USD, GBP, EUR, CNY). I am familiar with operation procedure of cash handling & security. My job make me  dealing with money changer and other bank, doing import and export currencies to  Singapore and Hong Kong.

I would like to find a job in a Bank in Saudi Arabia, Preferrably in Madinah or Makkah.
Can someone help me or provide any idea where should i start??

Thanks very much in advance.

rationalchaos :

Salam, and hello-
My husband and I have been in Saudi for about 2 months now. We are in RIyadh, but don't like it very much here as the city is SOOOOOO big! We would love to move to Madinah, but not sure about finding jobs there? We are aware that only Muslims can live there, and that works for us, as we are both Muslims. I'm from the US, and my husband is from the UK...so hopefully we can find jobs that will allow us to live there. Can anyone give us some ideas about how we should go about looking. We aren't having much luck here in Riyadh either...things seem to move verrrry slowly.
Thanks in advance for any comments or advice :-)
Have a nice evening!

Non-Muslims can go to Madinah & work no problem.
Job options are limited not as Riyadh,  Jeddah & Damamm.
Good luck

Assalamu alaikum.
I want a job in madina al minawwara.can someone plz help me.i am a B.E in electronics having experience in instrumentation.any related job is ok .

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