Tuesday, October 23, 2018
Mosque goers pray in wrong direction for almost 40 years
A Mosque in Turkey misaligned, meaning congregants had been praying in the wrong direction for nearly 4 DECADES.
The Sugoren mosque in western Yalova province had a flaw in its construction which caused the Muslims to kneel in the wrong direction during prayers misaligning themselves by as much as 33 degrees, the Daily Sabah reports.
The error only came to light after their new imam, asked the advice of local muftis, who confirmed the rumours of the niche in the mosque’s wall indicating the direction of Kaaba in Mecca being misaligned.
Emergency temporary measures were installed, white tape arrows on the mosque’s carpet to help the worshippers know which direction to face during prayers.
"We've explained the situation to our congregation and most of them have reacted positively to our solution," the imam told Demiroren News Agency.
The structure, built in 1981, will now be redesigned by an architect to correct the niche or mihrab.
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