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Maybe you have a close call with a taxi in the morning traffic and you want to immediately thank Allah for your salvation . With all that stress you might jsut forget which is up or down, never mind which way to Meccawhat is the point of having a compass in your car pointing to Mecca - you're not going to drive there are you - or pray in your car
Hint: remember that the earth is a SPHERE, and NOT FLAT, and any pointed direction exactly opposite another point, which is also on the surface of the sphere, will point to the opposite point, and vice versa.
Question 1: What will happen if a Muslim wants to pray aimed at Mecca while being on the direct opposite location to mecca, could he not just simply pray facing any direction?
What place would that be>??
Question 2: If one could aim (or pray) towards one location on a sphere (rem. the earth is ROUND), one could also pray 180 degrees, which would be to the opposite direction (to Mecca), and still pray towards Mecca. Does the prayer simply take the short cut?
Use the closest route...
Question 3: What about muslims in space, or on the ISS?
What about them?
Question 4: How will muslims on the moon know when certain religious occasions occur or when to pray?
Tuamotu Archipelago (Directly opposite Mecca, muslims would not know which direction to pray to)
Lol decent question ill find out.
If you used the other root, might the prayer nod t reach mecca in time?
If you dedicating your time and effort to pray, would want your prayers accepted or not? Shortest distance is the best option.
How would they constantly find ways to locate mecca?
What if their are muslims on Mars, which have to pray facing mecca, if they aimed to earth, and USA was blocking their aim to mecca, how would they then pray facing mecca, would then need to pray through the earths mantle core?
How would they know when to pray, as their is a diffrent moon on Mars which has diffrent cycles?
If they to pray according to the matrian moon cycles, what other planets with multiple moons, would muslims need to pray more times every day, and have multiple fasting cycles and multiple Eids each year?
Please answer Question 4
Mabe a gaint mirror orbiting the earth over mecca so that any muslim anywhere in the universe would always be able to "see" mecca?How would they constantly find ways to locate mecca?
What if their are muslims on Mars, which have to pray facing mecca, if they aimed to earth, and USA was blocking their aim to mecca, how would they then pray facing mecca