Indonesian Muslims praying to Kenya, not Mecca, after faulty edict



Officials in the world’s most populous Muslim country admitted on Monday that they made a mistake when issuing an edict in March saying the holy city in Saudi Arabia was to the country’s west.
The Indonesian Ulema Council, or MUI, has since asked followers to shift direction slightly northward during their daily prayers.
“After a thorough study with some cosmography and astronomy experts, we learned they’ve been facing southern Somalia and Kenya,” said Ma’ruf Amin, a prominent cleric of the MUI.
“We’ve revised it now to the north-west.”
– News Story

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    Ammara said,

    wows controversy


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