Sunday, April 5

Mecca mosques 'wrongly aligned'

Whoops, presumably that means that prayers offered at 200 mosques are potentially misplaced. The story says:

Some worshippers are said to be anxious about the validity of their prayers

Say these mosques are about average 25 years old. Each having say the average capacity of say 500 people, with 5 prayers a day. That’s a total of 12,500,000 or 12.5 million prayers which have gone astray. And worse, if they aren’t aligned, they might be aiming those prayers at say Rome, or Varanasi or Lord only knows where. Bit silly, no? Plus remember, the direction changed, previously the recommended direction was Jerusalem and then the Prophet changed the direction to Mecca. And if Allah is everywhere, how does it matter which direction you pray in? Some people are just too literal.

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