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    Posted: 03 November 2010 at 5:55am
I converted to Islam last night(But not officially. I will do it soon. I live in Los Angeles and I would like to know in what direction do I face Mecca?Wink
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Quote semar Replybullet Posted: 03 November 2010 at 9:29pm

Salam/Peace,

 
Congratulations!!
 
Welcome to Islam, even if not official yet. Not should be official though, however it's better if other muslim know, so in case something happen, for example (God forbid) you die you will be treated (funeral etc) as muslim.
 
Anyway, May God Almighty bless, help and guide you always.
 
The direction to mecca (people/muslim call it Qibla) is: 23:43:5 E (From North)
 
You can find this in IslamiCity too, here the link:
 
 
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Edited by semar - 03 November 2010 at 9:35pm
Salam/Peace,
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The Prophet said: "Do not eat before you are hungry, and stop eating before you are full"
"1/3 of your stomach for food 1/3 for water, 1/3 for air"
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Quote want2know Replybullet Posted: 04 November 2010 at 5:53am
Thank you, Semar for answering my question.Ying%20Yang
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Quote want2know Replybullet Posted: 07 November 2010 at 5:58pm
I have to serve on a jury for a week in two weeks and I may be there all day. What about the Dhorh and Asr prayers for that week? Do IOuch make up the missed prayer when I get home?
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Quote semar Replybullet Posted: 07 November 2010 at 11:42pm
Salaam/Peace,
 
It's better, you do it in your car when you lunch break. You can do it by sitting in the car, yes you don't need to bow down, just mimic the prayer movement as much as you can. This is the simplification that Allah give to us. Even in the masjid/mosque many old persons that have difficulties(not able to bow down), they perform salat by just sitting on chair and mimic the prayer movement as much as they can.


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The Prophet said: "Do not eat before you are hungry, and stop eating before you are full"
"1/3 of your stomach for food 1/3 for water, 1/3 for air"
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Quote want2know Replybullet Posted: 08 November 2010 at 6:53am
Thanks again. You are a blessing from Allah!Smile
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Quote want2know Replybullet Posted: 09 November 2010 at 2:46am
Can anyone translate this intoEnglish?  It is one of the prayer recitations:"Ajaahum maghfirlee warhamnee wahdnee wa'afi-nee warfa'nee wajburnee war zunee."
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