KUALA LUMPUR, July 14 (Bernama) — Muslims in Malaysia will have the opportunity to ascertain the direction of the Qibla for themselves at home or mosque at 5.27pm on Monday (July 16) when the sun will align directly over the Kaaba in Makkah, according to the National Planetarium.
“When the sun is directly over the Kaaba, the shadow lines of all vertical objects on the surface of the earth at that time will point towards the Kaaba and can be used as a guide to mark the direction of the Qibla,” the National Planetarium said in a statement here today.
The statement said the National Planetarium under the Energy, Technology, Science, Climate Change and Environment Ministry will organise a programme to observe the sun and mark the shadows to determine the direction of the Qibla on Monday from 4 pm to 6 pm.
The programme to be held at the entrance of the Planetarium’s is aimed at exposing the public to the method to determine the Qibla direction by observing the sun.
More information can be obtained by contacting the National Planetarium at 03-22735484 or email at [email protected] or via its website at www.planetariumnegara.gov.my or Facebook page.