Muslim Prayers

"Kiblat" means orientation, or direction. This word, with it's corresponding arrow points in the direction of the City of Mecca, the direction Muslims face while praying.

“Kiblat” means orientation, or direction. This word, with it’s corresponding arrow points in the direction of the City of Mecca, the direction Muslims face while praying.

Anybody even faintly aware of Islamic teachings know that Muslims visibly pray 5x per day. When they pray, they kneel on “Prayer Rugs,” or a “sajadah,” as they are called in Indonesia. When Muslims pray they face the city of Mecca, which is located in Saudi Arabia.

While traveling, Muslims may not know the direction to face for prayer. To remedy this, many hotels in Indonesia will place a “kiblat,” or directional arrow on a ceiling, giving the direction to the city of Mecca.

Below is a video we made of prayer rugs and kiblats we saw in a few hotels rooms in the Jambi Province of Indonesia.

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