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11-20-2006, 09:41 PM
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Are there any fatwas on if we allowed to face our feet towards the direction of Al-Ka'ba? What about if theres a wall in the way, and what about if there isn't no wall in the way...
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11-21-2006, 12:47 AM
Some people say that you are not allowed to point your feet at the qibla while sitting down in the mosque and that it is bad adaab. Does this have any basis or is it a cultural thing or is an addition?
Praise be to Allaah.
Shaykh ‘Abd-Allaah ibn Humayd (may Allaah have mercy on him) was asked about pointing one’s feet in the direction of the qiblah. He replied:
There is nothing to say that this is not allowed, but some of the scholars regarded it as makrooh (disliked) to stretch the feet out towards the Ka’bah if one is close to it; they regarded this as makrooh but not emphatically so. But if there is a mosque somewhere else and there is a Muslim there who points his feet towards the qiblah, there is no harm in that and he is not doing anything forbidden in sha Allaah, as the scholars stated. And Allaah knows best.
See Fataawa al-Shaykh Ibn Humayd, p. 144
Shaykh Ibn ‘Uthaymeen was asked about pointing the feet towards the qiblah whilst sleeping. He said:
There is no blame on a person if he sleeps and his feet are pointing towards the qiblah.
Fataawa al-Shaykh Ibn ‘Uthaymeen, 2/976.
Sheikh Muhammed Salih Al-Munajjid
11-21-2006, 01:02 AM
I heard about this but wasnt sure, I think its best then not to do it just to be safe and show adabReply
11-21-2006, 07:11 AM
Originally Posted by Anonymous Tester
salams.. a similar but more xplicit fatwa than the one bro Isa posted:
Is it permissible to sleep with one’s feet towards the qiblah?
Is it allowed to sleep with legs directing towards Qibla.
Praise be to Allaah.
Shaykh Muhammad ibn Saalih al-‘Uthaymeen (may Allaah have mercy on him) said: “There is no sin on a person if he sleep with his feet towards the Ka’bah, rather the fuqaha’ (may Allaah have mercy on them) said: if a sick person cannot stand or sit, he should pray lying on his side with his face towards the qiblah, and if he cannot then he should pray on his back with his feet towards the qiblah.”
Fataawa Ibn ‘Uthaymeen, 2/976
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