Question:

I sometimes use a compass to help with finding directions for DAVENING. Can I use a compass on Shabbos/Yomtov for this purpose? Is a compass muktza?

Answer:

No, a compass is a utensil with a permissible Shabbos use, known as a “kli shemelachto leheter”, and does not have muktzeh status.

 

Sources:

Shulchan Aruch O:C 308:4.

 

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