Sundial method: How to find out the exact direction of Ka'aba on Monday at 2:18 pm

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Sundial method: How to find out the exact direction of Ka'aba on Monday at 2:18 pm

ISLAMABAD - The Sundial method by using a one-meter stick for ascertaining the direction of Ka'aba can be carried out at 2:18pm tomorrow (Monday).

Space and Upper Atmosphere Research Commission sources told APP today the method of determining the direction of Ka'aba is most often used on the earth.

The sources said a level ground should be used for the purpose at 2:18 tomorrow, placing a stick or other vertical object about 3 feet (1m) high, and the shadow of the stick will show the exact direction of Ka'aba.

The method could also be used on July 16, 2018 at 2:20pm also to know the Ka'aba direction.

A noted religious scholar Mufti Matloob-ur-Rehman said that Muslim astronomers and engineers had invented a variety of dials for determining the times of daily prayers. He said now people mostly use mechanical clocks to ascertain the Ka'aba direction instead of Sundial method.