Published on August 12th, 2011
Muslims can buy special watches or computer software to remind them of the exact times for their five daily prayers. Or they can arrange to have reminders sent to a cell phone or an email address.
“Qibla” is an Arabic word that refers to the direction Muslims must face while praying. Muhammad taught that Muslims must pray toward Mecca. Some hotels that serve Muslim customers have qibla markers in their guest rooms to show the correct direction to face. TV screens on Saudi Arabia Airlines planes show qibla compasses for passengers.
In countries where many Muslims live, sunset and sunrise times may appear on TV during Ramadan or be announced by a siren.
Source: Learning About Islam, a 60-page spiral bound book for readers ages 8 and up, available for free download on this site.