Casio Prayer Compass – CPW-500H

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As-salamu alaykum
This blog is always thrilled to announce new and/or clever re-jiggering of existing technologies that facilitate improvements to peoples lives. In the case of this new product from Casio, one could hardly think of a more practical re-application of existing watch features for the millions of Islamic people who can benefit from it.
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The Qibla (Arabic: meaning”direction”), is the direction that should be faced when a Muslim prays during salah. It is fixed as the direction of the Kaaba in Mecca. Most mosques contain a wall niche, known as mihrab, that indicates the Qibla. But such indicators are otherwise non-existent in most of the world. Call to prayer (Adhan) times occur five times a day and in some parts of the world are easy to comply with since all the mosques audibly broadcast them. Without mosques, however, the specific variable times, measured by the movement of the sun, are difficult to know and accurately track.

Casio has introduced a selection of new analog-digital watches specifically designed for Islamic people who are traveling or out and about in the world: the wristwatches feature built in a prayer compass and other functions to help ensure that prayer requirements are satisfied throughout the day.
The press of a dedicated button causes the second hand to point to Qibla, and the five prayer times for the current day can be determined using the digital display and the second hand. Prayer times for other dates can be accessed as well. The Qibla direction and prayer time features are each assigned their own button making the operation simple and convenient.
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This is a well appointed watch that also includes thermometer, moon data, world time, stopwatch, countdown timer and five daily alarms. Casio’s renown water and shock resistance are included as is LED backlighting, long 2 year battery life, selectible hourly signal, full auto calendar (to 2099), and 12/24 hour format. The case is 45mm wide, so it is stylishly large.

CPW-500HD prayer compass back side top bottom

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There are currently six different versions of this watch (pictured above). Distribution is currently limited to North African and Asian countries, so if you are interested if getting one, you’ll have to do some online searching. My own Google search flushed up Sky Watches in Singapore who offer these watches from about $120 to $150 USD plus shipping.
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With respect: wa `alaykumu s-salāmu wa rahmatu l-lāhi wa barakātuh

Muslim Calendar 2014 June through December
Saturday, 28 June

Ramadan (start)
Ramadan is the Muslim month of fasting.

Monday, 28 July

Eid-Ul-Fitr
The end of Ramadan when Muslims celebrate the end of fasting and thank Allah for His help with their month-long act of self-control.

Saturday, 4 October

Eid-Ul-Adha
Festival of Sacrifice marking the day after Arafat. The Day of Arafat is the most important day in the Hajj ritual. This is a four day holiday

Weds, 15 October

Al-Hijira
Islamic New Year. Marks the migration of the Prophet Mohammad and his followers from Mecca to Medina

Monday, 3 November

Ashura
Islamic holy day observed on the 10th of the Islamic month of Muharram

The Muslim calendar for 2015

Saturday, Jan 3

Milad un Nabi (Birthday of the Prophet Muhammad)

Shia Muslims celebrate this 5 days later. Some Muslims do not approve of celebrating the birthday, and regard doing so as a religious innovation.

Thursday, Jan 8

Milad un Nabi (Shia)

Birthday of the Prophet Muhammad. Sunni Muslims celebrate this 5 days earlier. Some Muslims do not approve of celebrating the birthday, and regard doing so as a religious innovation.

Thursday, Jun 18

Ramadan (start)

Ramadan is the Muslim month of fasting.

Monday, Jul 13

Lailat al Qadr

Lailat al Qadr, the Night of Power, marks the night in which the Qur’an was first revealed to the Prophet Muhammad by Allah.

Friday, July 17

Eid-Ul-Fitr

The end of Ramadan when Muslims celebrate the end of fasting and thank Allah for His help with their month-long act of self-control.

Wednesday, September 23

Eid-Ul-Adha

Festival of Sacrifice marking the day after Arafat. The Day of Arafat is the most important day in the Hajj ritual. This is a four day holiday

Wednesday, October 14

Al-Hijira

Islamic New Year. Marks the migration of the Prophet Mohammad and his followers from Mecca to Medina

Friday, October 23

Ashura

Islamic holy day observed on the 10th of the Islamic month of Muharram. Shi’ite Muslims regard it as a major commemoration marking the martyrdom of the Prophet’s grandson, Hussein..

Monday, December 21

Milad un Nabi (Birthday of the Prophet Muhammad)

Shia Muslims celebrate this 5 days later. (Some do not approve of celebrating the birthday, and regard doing so as a religious innovation.)

Saturday, December 26

Milad un Nabi (Shia)

Birthday of the Prophet Muhammad. Sunni Muslims celebrate this 5 days earlier. (Some do not approve of celebrating the birthday, and regard doing so as a religious innovation.)

Editor’s note: I hope this is helpful.Roger

To better understand how this complicated watch works, referral to the operation instructions is highly informative. http://support.casio.com/storage/en/manual/pdf/EN/009/qw5266.pdf

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18 Comments

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18 responses to “Casio Prayer Compass – CPW-500H

  1. Tauqir yasin

    Where can I buy one of there Salazar watches?

  2. Zulfiqar

    I reside in uk
    Will someone please email and let me know where I can purchase this watch
    JZK

  3. Javed khan

    Casio Prayer Compass CRW-500H
    I will buy this product. Plz provides “rate, how u will deliver it & pament codition”.

  4. Shalom Aaron

    Traditional Islamic/Muslims wristwatch with TAWAF movement – http://no-watch.co.uk/pages/hijrah.html

    Use discount codes: for a single watch ($100 discount), use coupon code “24hourtime”, for two or more watches (50% discount) the coupon code is “24hourtime24″. The coupon codes are valid for any model in store up to 12/31/2014. Also, free worldwide economic shipping (Registred Air Mail shipping with a tracking) is available with this offer.

  5. ziyaad

    its ziyaad again i meANT declination not decimals plz reply asap

  6. ziyaad

    PLZ LET ME KNOW WHY MY NEW QIBLA WATCH PAGE WITH CITIES HAVE DIFFERENT DECIMALS THAN THE OLD ONE IS IT TO DO WITH MOVWMENT OF EARTH EVERY FEW YEARS

  7. асель

    Скажите как я могу заказать эти часы

  8. raheel

    pls do inform me through email if you have any supplier in australia, being a muslim i am facing big problem of finding qibla here

  9. raheel

    do you have any links in australia

  10. Ikram khan

    Could you deliver prayer Casio Wrist watch to London UK?

  11. Where can I get such a watch?

  12. sadek

    I’ve the original manual. I can send you a scan. please leave your email here.

  13. Khedher Ali

    Looking for the manual of CPW 500 in English or Arabic. the enclosed manual in the box is not readable and the agent has no Idea how to get it

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