Why did many early mosques not face Mecca

@urbandekay (18308)
September 9, 2012 11:33am CST
all the best urban
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@lampar (7591)
• United States
10 Sep 12
The only plausible reason i can think of is that in the early chapter of Koran, it is not necessary to build mosque facing Mecca; or it is not mention in the early text of the Koran, so at that time, the builders don't take it upon themselves to design such a place of worship for muslims during the land developing process.
@urbandekay (18308)
10 Sep 12
As I understand it nowhere in any version of the Quran does it command or even suggest building a mosque facing Mecca, rather it instructs that worship is directed to a holy place all the best urban
@Naseem00 (1998)
• Pakistan
10 Sep 12
First a correction. There are no versions of Quran, Only 1 Quran which was revealed to prophet Muhammad and is the same Quran that we have today. I will assume urbandekay meant translation of Quran and not version. The Quran ordered Muslims to face towards Mecca (Masjid-al-Haram is the Mosque at Mecca) when saying prayers. Mosques are built mainly for Muslims to pray, so the mosque is supposed to be in correct direction to perform the prayers. All mosques are being built facing Mecca. The mosques which were built before this direction change was ordered, were also later altered to change their direction towards Mecca.
@urbandekay (18308)
10 Sep 12
We will have to leave the question of whether there are different versions of the Quran to another time, that is not the subject of this discussion. I am sure you're knowledge of the Quran is greater than my own, could you please tell me the chapter and verse where it instructs Muslims to face Mecca I can understand why they were altered later but why were they constructed thus originally all the best urban
@taheraa (1545)
• Giza, Egypt
13 Sep 12
Who till you that!!! All mosques in all the world have one destination to pray facing Mecca.
@urbandekay (18308)
13 Sep 12
Cheraman Juma Masjid faces east all the best urban
@taheraa (1545)
• Giza, Egypt
13 Sep 12
Cheraman Juma Masjid faces east! East from any direction, whether their destination is not to the Kaaba! If so, please Tell Whom It May Concern, will be correcting this error.
@urbandekay (18308)
13 Sep 12
Whom do you think should be informed? all the best urban
@cairalyssa (1403)
• Malaysia
9 Sep 12
urbandekay are anti-muslim.... u really spend a lots of time to provokes Muslims here in mylot yucksss..
@urbandekay (18308)
9 Sep 12
Do you not think it is rather petulant and childish to take offence at a question? all the best urban
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• Indonesia
9 Sep 12
The Jerrusalem Temple or known as the 2nd Temple of Jewish ppl, was destroyed in 70 CE and there is just the wall left, until now, the Temple was rebuilt, at 685 and 691 CE, today it known as Masjidil Al-Aqsa or the Dome of Rock. And it was our direction when we pray cuz The God first House (Kabba) was filled with idols, that the pagans Arabic made, that time.
@urbandekay (18308)
10 Sep 12
Tch, tch, so many false accusations. Try to understand people that being curious or examining beliefs critically is not the same as disliking people. I have Muslim friends, are you implying I dislike my friends? all the best urban
@Harley009 (1420)
• India
14 Sep 12
During the early prophetic life of Prophet Mohammed, The direction of prayer was towards the Masjid al-Aqsa, The Holy Mosque in Jerusalem. Ka'aba at Mecca was the Oldest Place to worship The One Almighty God. Then as per the instruction of Almighty God and as per the wish of prophet Mohammed, the direction of prayer was changed towards the K'aba at Mecca. Now in all Mosques all Muslims pray towards Ka'aba. Peace.
@Naseem00 (1998)
• Pakistan
9 Sep 12
In the beginning Muslims were facing Al-Aqsa mosque located in Jeruselam. It was later after prophet Muhammad migrated to Madina when Allah ordered Muslims to face Mecca while praying. Al-Aqsa happens to be the third holiest Muslim site after Mecca and Masjid-e-Nabavi in Madina