The correct direction to face for Qibla in USA
[2:258] Have you noted the one who argued with Abraham about his Lord,
though GOD had given him kingship? Abraham said, "My Lord grants life and
death." He said, "I grant life and death." Abraham said, "GOD brings the sun
from the east, can you bring it from the west?" The disbeliever was stumped. GOD
does not guide the wicked.
The Qibla direction from USA and Canada
is East to the slight Southeast for the following reasons.
1. We don’t
travel towards Kaaba when we stand up to perform salat.
2 . When we stand and face a direction, our straight line of sight
initially parallel to the ground goes into space since the earth is round. Thus,
whichever direction we face, our line of sight goes into space.
need uniformity in facing a direction to perform salat.
4. The Quran
mentions east and west. When east and west are mentioned, the north and south
poles are acknowledged as reference points. Without the north and south poles
and reference points, east & west are meaningless.
5. The first step the
northeast advocates do is to disregard north & south poles as reference points
(and then proceed to do calculations such as the shortest distance, etc.)
6. Using the north & south poles as reference points, the Qibla is always
east southeast from USA. Anyone can confirm this by looking at the globe and
using the north & south poles as reference points. North pole at the top and
south pole at the bottom and the equator at your eye level as you look at the
globe – Qibla/Mecca will be east southeast from USA/Canada.
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