Science in Islam

Prayer times

Prayer times

Medium image of Inv Num 48472 - Horizontal Pin-Gnomon Dial & Qibla Indicator

Mathematics was also important in the construction of instruments such as the sundial and qibla indicator.

This instrument was probably designed to be used to determine the direction of Mecca and the times for prayer.


Inventory no. 48472
Horizontal Pin-Gnomon Dial & Qibla Indicator, Persian, 18th Century?

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