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Why Muslims facing Mecca when they are praying?

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Just want to know the reason of it... Why do Muslims face Mecca when praying?
asked Jan 29, 2013 in Islam & Judaism by Soply1958 (300 points)

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It is the birthplace of Muhammed and the site of the revelation of th Holy Qur'an. Muslims believe that the Kaaba is the holiest place on earth. It is generally thought to have been built by Prophet Abraham. It is used only as a focal point for prayer (not worshiped) and simply signifies a direction, imposed by God to maintain unity and uniformity among worshipers.
answered Jan 30, 2013 by anonymous (6,010 points)
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