In certain quarters of western civilization, especially among those who design, sell and use digital computers, there is a rush toward digitization. The new technology makes possible various forms of colonization and enclosure that have been unthinkable until now.
A car pulls over to the rest area on the interstate highway, a bearded man comes out and places his compass on the lush green grass. In a few seconds, he has determined the direction of qibla; it is 25 degrees east of the true north. He spreads his prayer rug and performs two raka salatul qasr.
Some Muslims, unfortunately, have a fixation with things western including ideas. The assumption is that since the west has made material progress, it must be the result of their superior thought-process.