To what city do Muslims turn their faces during prayer?
During prayer, Muslims turn to face the Kaaba in Mecca, Saudi Arabia. They face Mecca because it is Muhammad's birthplace and the holiest city of Islam. In 610 CE, Muhammad received the first of his revelations from God on a mountain outside Mecca.
Muslim prayer should be performed five times a day (before sunrise, at noon, in the afternoon, after sunset and at night). On Fridays every Muslim who has reached the age of majority, is required to listen to the sermon in the mosques. All Muslims are encouraged to make the Hajj at least once in their lifetime. The Hajj involves a pilgrimage to Mecca, Saudi Arabia, the birthplace of Islam.