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Simply enter your address and use the red line to locate the direction to Bahji.
In the Bahá'í Faith the Qiblih is the location that Bahá'ís should face when saying their daily obligatory prayers, and is fixed at the Shrine of Bahá'u'lláh in Bahjí, near Akká, in present day Israel.
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Q: Why is the line not straight?
A: The direction is determined by the shortest path between two points on the surface of a sphere. The shortest path lies on an arc of a great circle. When a path along a great circle is drawn on a flat map, it usually looks curved.
Q: Why are there two different direction indicators?
A: The map data provided by Google is based on true north. The "Magnetic Direction" indicator factors in the magnetic declination for your geopraphic region so that you can use a magnetic compass.
Magnetic declination varies both from place to place, and with the passage of time.