How would you feel if someone made this sort of thing about Catholics, saying your prayers were wasted? This is not cool meravie…
The whole purpose of prayer is to establish a spiritual connection between an individual and God. Doesn’t matter in what direction you pray, if the intention is there then in Islam the prayer is under no circumstances wasted.
There is no such thing as a ‘wasted prayer’…
How much money would you bet that this image was created by a middle-class, white athiest?
Walk East. Just go, start walking. Will you ever reach a point where you are flung into space just because you started walking East? No? Exactly. Point East on a flat map and you don’t point to space.
HAHAHAHAHA SCIENCE FAIL.
This is a really good example of how the default assumption of putting everything in euclidean ℝⁿ is silly. It’s obvious that when people say they’re praying “in the direction of Mecca”, they’re referring to the surface of a sphere with orthodromic distance, not the entirety of 3-space with euclidean distance. This is a very useful geometry to use when you’re referring to something affected by earth’s gravity to the point where it will stay approximately within a spherical shell, such as a sailing ship, or someone walking along land. Should that apply to prayers? Are prayers affected by gravity? I don’t know. But the notion that they ought to move tangentially to the earth’s surface as gravityless entities in 3-space following euclidean distance is just as arbitrary as deciding they ought to follow orthodromic geometry.
that said im pretty sure the idea of praying toward mecca is intended to be symbolic and not actually correspond to any sort of prayer ballistics