Google Launches An App That Helps Muslims Find The Direction To Pray

Source: Huffington Post

Google launched a webapp that helps Muslims find the Qibla — the direction towards Mecca. 

Qibla is the direction that Muslims face during prayer. It points people around the world to the Kaaba, in Mecca, Saudi Arabia, the site of Islam’s most sacred mosque.

Although there are already a number of apps that help Muslims find the Qibla, a new webapp from Google is set to make the search easier and accessible right from a web browser.

On Monday, the global tech giant launched Qibla Finder, a web app that uses augmented reality to help Muslims face the Kaaba while praying.

Najeeb Jarrar, a Google product marketing manager for the Middle East and North Africa, sad that when people search for “Qibla” on Google, they’re often looking for a website or app that gives them concrete advice about the right direction for prayer.

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