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What is the correct way to determine the direction of Qibla?

If I give "San Francisco" as origin in this site, the direction can be East or North, based on whether I choose "Constant Compass" or "Shortest Distance" option

Where are the direction of qibla of mosques in San Francisco?

  • In the last sentence you mean "[..] the direction of qibla in [..]"? – Bleeding Fingers Jan 25 '14 at 23:07
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According to the below Fatwa from Imam Khamenei (Ayatollah Khamenei) the shortest distance should be chosen and if there is a point that different directions have the same distance then he is free to choose any direction he wishes.


Reference:

Prayer rulings, Qiblah, Q367

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