by Waqas ⌂ @, UK, Tuesday, August 21, 2012, 15:49 (2499 days ago) @ jawaid ahmed,uk

I also do not agree with the physical direction.

Although I am currently writing an article on it, I can give you my tentative understanding: the change in qiblah that the verses refer to is towards "al masjid al haram" / "the inviolable time of SJD/acknowledgement" - which is the name given for the special time-period of the inviolable shahr/months wherein certain regulations are in force, and the hajj/symposium occurs.
From Quran, we can clearly see the subject of hajj and al masjid al haram, kaaba etc only becomes relevant in the latter chapters. Prior to this the believers were at odds with those around them, but this change in qiblah/focus/direction/goal was about unifying believers with others for the common good. Being part of the inviolable time of SJD/acknowledgement was the perfect vehicle to achieve this. It seems to have worked well.

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