You will need
- - access to the Internet;
- - geographical map.
Determine the direction of the Qibla of the mosque. This building is a niche, called the mihrab. The Imam conducts the prayers. According to religious rules, the mosque stroiplast so that people drawn to this niche would pray towards the Qibla.
If there is no nearby mosque, use the definition of Qibla from the point of view of geography. Take a map, find your city and Mecca (located in present-day Saudi Arabia). Determine in which geographic direction is Mecca from you. You will then need to find the right direction. To do this, use natural methods. At noon, if you stand to the sun left side, you will see the face South back North, and the right side - to the West. At night guided by the stars. In the Northern hemisphere you will help the North star. It is in the tail of the constellation called URSA Minor, and having the shape of a ladle. The North star always points North.
Ask about the direction of Qibla from local Muslim, trustworthy. In this case, even if he makes a mistake, it will not be considered a violation of the religious Canon.
Use to determine the direction of one of the Internet sites, for example, can help you with this online resource http://www.qiblalocator.com/ to Select your city, and you will be able to see in which direction to pray.
If, despite these recommendations, you are still in doubt in the direction of prayer not just once but four - on all sides. In this case, you can hope that did not violate the religious Canon.
Special conditions exist when the prayer in a moving vehicle. In this case, it is best to do it while moving, so as to comply with more accurate the direction will be difficult.