You Can Find Qibla Direction Today Just By Looking At The Sun

Sun Qibla

The sun will pass over the top of the Holy Kaaba at Makkah today. Muslims all over the world on Wednesday will be able to spot the Qibla by facing the sun.

According to astronomers, the sun will pass directly over the top of the Holy Kaaba in Makkah at 2:18 pm Pakistan time, said a Geo TV report.

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This celestial phenomenon will enable people worldwide, who can see the sun at that moment, to determine the direction of the Qibla.

Kaaba is Islam’s holiest site and the destination for the annual pilgrimage known as the Hajj. Facing the Kaaba is one of the religion’s chief requirements when praying. In addition, performing ablution is also one to recite verses of the Quran while praying.

Meanwhile, it will be a new experience for many as the sun passes directly over the Kaaba twice a year on May 27 and July 15. It will be interesting to see the qibla in Pakistan also just by locating the position of the sun.

Corona restrictions

Saudi Arabia will begin easing restrictions on movement and travel this week. It is lifting the restrictions after more than two months. Stringent measures were introduced to help curb the spread of the novel coronavirus, said Reuters.

Restrictions will be lifted in three phases, culminating in the curfew completely ending – with the exception of the holy city of Mecca — from June 21. However, the Hajj and Umrah pilgrimages will remain suspended until further notice.

Also Read: Saudi Arabia Asks Muslims To Put Hajj Plans On Hold Amid Coronavirus

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