Qibla Maps

Most Qibla finders only work on smartphones, but with the Muslim and Quran Qibla Maps feature, users can now find the direction of the Ka'ba from their desktop computers! The orange line on the map below shows the direction of the Qibla from your location. Stand in the direction shown by the orange line on the online map and offer your salat. Find accurate qibla direction from anywhere with Qibla Maps.


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Muslims must face the Qibla when offering their daily prayers (salah). Qibla is the direction of the Ka'ba, the house of Allah, in Masjid Al-Haram in the Holy City of Mecca, Saudi Arabia. It is also known as Ka'ba or Baitullha.

In the earlier days of Islam, Muslims turned their faces towards Masjid Al-Aqsa, situated in Palestine. That's why it is often referred to as Qibla-e-Awwal (the first Qibla). However, later on, Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَتَعَالَى) commanded the Prophet Muhammad (ﷺ) to face Masjid Al-Haram; hence, it became the final Qibla for Muslims. The 144th verse of Surah Al-Baqarah states Allah's decision to make Masjid Al-Haram the Qibla:

Translation - Indeed, We see you ˹O Prophet˺ turning your face towards heaven. Now We will make you turn towards a direction of prayer˺ that will please you. So turn your face towards the Sacred Mosque ˹in Mecca˺—wherever you are, turn your faces towards it. Those who were given the Scripture certainly know this to be the truth from their Lord. And Allah is never unaware of what they do.


Find Qibla Direction with Qibla Maps by Muslim and Quran 

Online Qibla Maps show the direction of the Ka'ba from a user's current location on Google Maps. So, you can easily find the direction of Qibla anywhere in the world without confusion. Users can find the precise direction of the Qibla through the official Muslim & Quran website. Here's a step-by-step guideline for using Muslim & Quran's Qibla Map feature to find Qibla direction:

  • Open muslimandquran.com
  • Scroll down to Muslim and Quran Features and select Qibla Direction, then select Qibla Maps.
  • Upon selecting Qibla Maps, your screen will display online Google Maps. On the bottom left corner of the maps, you will see a compass showing the cardinal direction. The map will highlight your location and the location of the Ka'ba. The path from your location to the Ka'ba will be represented by an orange line.
  • The direction of the orange line from your location is the Qibla direction.
  • Turn your face in this direction to offer salat.

Qibla Direction - Muslim and Quran App on iPhone or Android Phone

  • Download the Muslim and Quran Pro App iPhone and Android from the App Store (for iPhone) and Google Play (for Android Phone).
  • Go to the Qibla Direction
  • Your current location will be reflected, and Qibla's direction will be shown.
  • You can follow the directions to offer your Prayers.

Features of Qibla Maps by Muslim and Quran

  • The Qibla maps are quite easy to use and have a user-friendly interface.
  • It can be used on desktop computers, laptops, and workstations.
  • When opened, these maps instantly settle on your current location.
  • A straight line appears from your current location to the exact location of Qibla, which reflects the direction of Qibla.
  • These maps are based on augmented reality.

Importance of Qibla

The Arabic word Qibla means direction. Among Muslims, the Qibla is commonly referred to as the direction towards the Ka'ba, the house of Allah, in Masjid Al-Haram. Muslims face towards the Ka'ba when offering their daily salat and other religious rituals. Turning towards the Ka'ba is symbolic, as Muslims only worship Allah and no other idol or deity. Turning towards the Ka'ba signifies the following:

  • The importance of Baitullha, the house of Allah constructed by Prophet Ibrahim and his son Prophet Ismail. Prophet Muhammad is from the lineage of these two Prophets.
  • The concept of unity and oneness in Islam. All Muslims turn towards the Ka'ba for prayers so there is unity among all. Moreover, it shows that all Muslims worship one Allah and follow His command.

Knowing the exact direction of Qibla is of prime importance for Muslims, as they must turn their faces towards Qibla for offering Prayers and many other religious activities, such as turning the face of the sacrificial animal towards Ka'ba while performing the animal sacrifice on Eid ul Adha.

Understanding Qibla Direction

In the early years of Islam, navigational tools and methods did not exist. Hence, finding the direction of the Qibla was a tough ask. When the Qibla was changed from Masjid Al-Aqsa to Masjid Al-Haram, the Prophet Muhammad (ﷺ), while in Medina, pointed towards the south as Mecca is due south from Medina. So, the Muslims of Medina followed the direction towards the south.

The location and placement of stars were a common method to estimate direction. Later on, around the 7th century, compasses were invented, which allowed a far more accurate direction of any given location. With the evolution of navigational methods, finding Qibla's direction was made easy and precise. The traditional compass method is still very relevant and is used worldwide to find the correct directions. However, the most sophisticated equipment and devices are now available, especially for ships and aircraft, which can precisely tell the directions.

Brief Overview of Qibla Locator Apps

The latest technologies have made it easy for users to find any location with precise directions. So, finding the exact direction of Qibla is no longer a challenging task. Muslims can find the Qibla through the following ways;

·       Traditional Qibla Compass

This is the most commonly used method to determine the exact Qibla direction. You can use the traditional compass for this purpose, specifically showing the Qibla direction with a Qibla sign on the tip of a needle designed for this purpose.

·       Online Qibla Locator Apps

Online Qibla locator apps are also available for iPhones and Android Phones and can be downloaded easily. These are quite easy to use. Just open the app and place your Phone on any flat surface. The needle will automatically align towards the Qibla direction. Many such online apps are also available on the internet. These apps instantly tell the precise location of the Qibla from your current location. Download the Muslim and Quran Pro App iPhone and Android from the App Store (for iPhone) and Google Play (for Android Phone) to get precise qibla direction from your location.

Find Accurate Qibla Direction with Muslim and Quran

Offering prayers is mandatory for every Muslim. It is also mandatory for them to turn their faces towards the Qibla, also known as Ka'ba, which is situated in Mecca, Saudi, Arabia. Hence, everyone needs to know Qibla's direction from his current location. Any major deviation from Qibla's correct direction will invalidate the Prayers.

So, you need to be careful about the correct direction of the Qibla from your location. This can be done easily and precisely by using Qibla Maps, which are very accurate and reliable when finding the Qibla direction. You can find precise directions to Qibla by visiting the Muslim and Quran websites. It is even more handy to download the Muslim and Quran Pro App for iPhones and Android Phones.


One should strive to make sure he is facing in the right direction, but in Islam, the intention and effort to do so remain an important element.
The direction of Kaaba changes based on the change in the location of a person.
To find the direction of Qibla from your location, download the Muslim and Quran app.
Yes. One of the best features of the tool is its easy accessibility from all around the world, including while you are traveling.
If you manually put your location into the online website or app, you can find the Qibla direction since many apps do not use GPS in such situations and instead make use of global databases. In addition, you can ask the locals around.