What is the correct direction for performing Salaat?

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What is the correct direction for performing Salaat?


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The correct direction for (Qiblah) offering prayers (Salaah) is to face towards North -East for people of North America. If one views the world to be round then the closest point towards the Ka’ba is North East. Normally people are confused in this issue when they view the world to be flat. More details can be found on this website.


Ibrahim Kureshi

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