Should the Entrance of a House Be Facing the Qibla? [Shafi’i]

Shafi'i Fiqh

Answered by Shaykh Shuaib Ally

Question: Should the entrance of a house be facing the qibla? My husband believes that the prosperity of our household depends on it.

Answer: Assalāmu ʿAlaykum,

I pray that you are well.

You can have the entrance to your residence face any direction convenient, or available.

There does not appear to be any established reason in our primary texts or legal corpus that indicates that the entrance of a house should be facing the direction of the Ka’ba.

We have not been given reason to hold that prosperity in a household is related to its entrance facing a specific direction.

Please also see:Can a Kitchen Stove Face the Qibla?

God knows best.

Shuaib Ally

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