Thursday, August 06, 2020

The Qur'an on the direction of prayer

DR. ABDULLA GALADARI: The Quran’s Lesson from the Shema: Direct Your Heart to God (
The Quran makes multiple intertextual connections with the Shema and its rabbinic commentary in its qiblah (“direction”) passages, thus highlighting a point of agreement between Jews and Muslims: Prayer is not about the physical direction you face but about loving God with all your heart.

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