# Shadee Elmasry – 6 The Qibla How To Face Makka for Prayer

The speakers discuss the five precondition for a prayer, including the direction of Mecca and the distance between America and Europe. They also mention the use of technology to fly from the northeast and avoid snow in New Jersey. The pre- [RR of the prayer is discussed, including the importance of praying with Muslims and following the Qibla.
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The fifth and final precondition is pretty simple. And that is to

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face the direction of Mecca. And for us any easterly direction

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suffices. Okay, now when you think about where we are, let's say New

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Jersey or pretty much all of North America and where Mecca is,

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clearly we are north of MK we get snow in Mecca doesn't, right How

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could anyone commonsensical II think that New Jersey is more is

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is not north of Mecca, New Jersey is clearly north of Mecca.

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However, if you think about if the criterion is the shortest distance

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between Mecca, and America, or even England, let's say, then it's

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going to be northeast, it's not going to be southeast. Well,

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actually, I shouldn't speak for England, I don't know how they

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they fly out. But for us, we fly northeast. Why? Because the Earth

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is oblong, right? It's not flat. So by the equator, you would have

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to come out. So for a plane to go southeast, it would have to go out

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because the Earth is rounded at that, at the equatorial level have

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to go out and around. Whereas if you're the northern part of the

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world is shallow, okay? Like it's more shallow, so you could just

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dip. So you would actually go north and then dip South is

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actually the shorter route. So from the aspects of common sense,

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it's going to be southeast from the aspect of shortest distance,

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it's going to be northeast. So the summary of what the scholars have

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told us is that any easterly direction for us Americans,

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anywhere East know, you could use your compass on your phone, you

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could use the highway systems if you want, right. So if you know

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that a certain Turnpike is going this way, then that's north and

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that's east, okay. And that's northeast, if you're gonna build a

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mosque, you're gonna build it northeast if you're going to pray

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with Muslims, you look north east. Why? Because all of us here like

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99.9% of Muslims in America pray NE So that's the Qibla that you're

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going to use when you're playing praying with a group. Alright, so

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those are your five preconditions again, entrance of the prayer

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time, purification of your close skin and place of prayer. We'll do

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covering your body and facing the Qibla these are the five

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preconditions of the prayer

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