An Accuracy Test of Qibla Direction Measurement of Mosques and Prayer Rooms
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- Qibla direction accuracy, mosque, prayer
Qibla direction plays a pivotal role and is one of the requirements for the validity of prayer (salah). If someone performs the prayer without facing the qibla, the prayer is considered to be invalid accordingly. The mosque and prayer room buildings around the campus of Universitas Islam Bandung precisely in Bandung Wetan district, are necessary to be re-examined for the accuracy of their qibla direction seeing that there are several mosques found by researchers are not in accordance with the actual qibla direction. This study aims to verify the accuracy of the direction of the mosques and the prayer rooms in order that it can be mapped which ones follow the accurate direction of the qibla and vice versa. A qualitative approach was used in this study so as the data obtained directly from field observations could be analyzed for its validity. The measurement of qibla direction is inseparable from a number of cosmographical instruments such as theodolite, mizwala, compass sunto, google earth, and GPS. The results of this study are that most mosque buildings merely make use of a magnetic compass to locate qibla direction without firstly carrying out calibration. The largest deviation is 7 ° 6 ‘(seven degrees six minutes) to the south.
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TY - CONF AU - Fahmi Fatwa Rosyadi Satria Hamdani AU - Encep Abdul Rojak AU - Rizka Amalia AU - Amalia Hutami AU - Ummu Rosyidah PY - 2020 DA - 2020/03/03 TI - An Accuracy Test of Qibla Direction Measurement of Mosques and Prayer Rooms BT - Proceedings of the 2nd Social and Humaniora Research Symposium (SoRes 2019) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 82 EP - 87 SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.200225.018 DO - 10.2991/assehr.k.200225.018 ID - Hamdani2020 ER -