How To Locate the Qibla: A Step-by-Step Guide

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Finding the Qibla direction is quite easy. Firstly, you need to determine your location in relation to Makkah. The Qibla will always point towards Makkah, so it’s important to know whre you are in relation to it. Once you know your location, orient yourself by looking at where the sun rises, as this generally points east. Then, turn to face the correct direction – for example, if you’re in the US, this would be east; and if you’re in South Africa, it would be north. Finally, once you are facing the right direction, the Qibla should be aligned with your sightline.

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Finding the Qibla Direction on a Mobile Phone

Finding qibla (the direction of Mecca) on your phone is easy. First, open your web browser and go to the address This will bring up an interactive map with a Kaaba symbol in the center. Move your camera around until the Kaaba symbol appears floating in space. The arrow pointing towards it indicaes the direction of qibla and you can use this as a reference point for prayer. To get more accurate directions, tap on the Kaaba symbol and enter your location details. Once you’ve entered that information, you’ll have an exact bearing to follow when looking for qibla from wherever you are.

Heading: Direction of West

West is the direction that is located to the left of a map, as you look at it facing North. West can also be thought of as the direction opposite to East, and is sometimes referred to as the “setting sun” direction. In terms of a compass, West is situated between North and South, and on a 360 degree compass, it lies between 270 degrees and 360 degrees.


Finding the qibla, or direction of prayer, is an important part of Islamic worship. Fortunately, technology has made it easier than ever to determine the correct qibla direction. The Find Qibla app is a powerful tool that uses GPS data to quickly and accurately locate Mecca, the center of Muslim worship, and provides users with the exact direction they need to pray towards. This app also displays helpful information such as the distance from user’s current location to Mecca, a map of teir location in relation to Mecca, plus a compass that shows them which direction they should face when praying. By using this app, Muslims can be sure that they are facing right towards Allah during prayer and can continue to focus on their spiritual journey without worrying about getting lost or being unsure of the direction of prayer.

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