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.
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.
Today at 2:18 pm PST, the sun will be directly above the sacred Khana-e-Kabaa.. we can find qibla direction by placing a stick vertically on ground and observing its shadow. pic.twitter.com/jVXQ0Jvug5
— Sahar Batool (@batoolzquotes) May 27, 2020
Today you have a chance to see the direction of Qibla ..
Today, May 27 at 2:48 pm (IST) The sun will come directly over the Ka'aba. At 2:48 pm, the Qibla is the shadow of its shadow.
— الحافظ عبد المجيد الفاضل الكامل (@hafilmajeed) May 27, 2020
The Sun will be directly above the Ka'bah on 27 May at 12:18 PM (AST). During the minute anyone who sees at the direction of the Sun will be perfectly aligned with the Qibla#Makkah pic.twitter.com/AzUuuufOlo
— Awais Butt (@pirawaisgolra) May 27, 2020
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.
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.
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