Qiblih is, in the Bahá'í Faith, the direction that should be faced during prayers.
It points to the Shrine of Bahá'u'lláh, near `Akká.
You no longer need an astrolabe or another costly device. Your iPhone can help you.
Depending on your model, there are 2 options :
- With an iPhone 3GS (or higher model) and its integrated compass, just wait one or two seconds and your device will point the Qiblih.
The screen displays "Delta" with angular difference.
- With an older model or an iPod Touch, you'll need a real compass to find magnetic north. Then set the top of your device pointing the same direction. The arrow on the device will show you the Qiblih direction.
The screen displays "Compass bearing" with magnetic declination included.
No network access is required if you have GPS on your unit.
Double tap on the compass to change its aspect.