One Ummah, One Qibla, One Direction!
Just imagine all the Muslims offering Salah facing the same direction! This amazing bowing and prostrating of the faithful appears nothing short of the petals of a beautiful flower opening and closing in unison. Muslims, the world over, five times a day, offer Salah with their faces turned towards Qibla. In our last article, we discussed how Salah was actually meant to be a connection between the believers and their Mighty Creator. An entirely different dimension is augmented into this divine connection when Muslims, from every nook and corner of the world, face one direction. So, while Salah serves as a link among the believers and Allah (SWT), Qibla connects the believers with one another along an axis that proceeds from every point on the Earth to the spiritual centre of Islam. This makes us feel united as one great Ummah of Islam. Facing the Qibla is an indication of spiritual unity and a sense of belonging among the believers. It gives us a concept of unity, discipline and uniformity; a focus, a common purpose and one direction. Qibla is all about bringing the believers of diverse backgrounds, races and colors to a common centre in their regular act of worship. Islam is a religion of unity and Qibla links every Muslim, through the Holy Kaaba in Makkah, to every other Muslim. It is important that the Muslims make every effort possible to face the Qibla while offering their prayers. Qibla location is no more a big issue these days with all the maps, compasses, computers and smartphones around. Muslim Mate-the most comprehensive Islamic reference app, provides you the Qibla Direction feature whereby you can easily determine the precise direction of Qibla. This feature makes use of cutting edge technology so that you get authentic direction based on your current location. So stay entwined in One Ummah, One Qibla and One Direction!