Tuesday, April 18, 2017

WORKSHOP ON QIBLAH DETERMINATION


Ar-Risalah Fi Ta'yin Al Qiblah
Penang State Mufti Department came to ISDEV with pleasure to share their ilm (Knowledge) regarding 'Hisab dan Praktikal Arah Kiblat'. On 11th April 2107, Penang State Mufti Department agreed to held a one-day workshop on Falak where the contents of the workshop included of Introduction to Qiblah, Calculation Method using formula, Practical Method of Floor Plan and Practical Method using Compass. The workshop is taken place at ISDEV open library at Building D04. 


We have certainly seen the turning of your face. (O Muhammad), toward the heaven, and We will surely turn you to a qiblah with which you will be pleased. So turn your face toward al-Masjid al-Haram. And wherever you (believers) are, turn your faces towards it (in prayer). Indeed, those who have been given the Scripture well know that it is the truth from their Lord. And Allah is not unaware of what they do. (Al-Baqarah (02) : 144)

ISDEV students participated in calculating the right direction of qiblah

Learning about Qiblah is important because it gives us a sense of unity, uniformity, and discipline. If there were no Qiblah, we would pray as isolated groups with no connection to one another. Qiblah gives us a focus, a common sense of purpose, and direction. The instruments needed to determine the right Qiblah are traditional book logarithms, scientific calculator, coordinate geographies such as GPS, Google Earth, Mekah coordinate, and also compass. 

Instruments needed to determine the right qiblah

Practical - Falak crew show the right way to ISDEV lecturers (Dr. Shahir Akram Hassan and Dr. Shukri Hanapi) on how to calculate and mark the qiblah 

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