Qibla Direction and Prayer Validity

Ustadh Tabraze Azam is asked about coming to realize that one has given others the wrong qibla direction. Question: Insha Allah this finds you very well. I wanted to ask about a situation related to the prayer validity and the qibla. Some months ago we had friends visit our home to which we had recently […]

Revisiting The First Qiblah, by Dr Faraz Mughal

The Holy city of al-Quds (Jerusalem), also known as Bayt al-Maqdis ‘the house of purification’, holds great status in Islam. Dr Faraz Mughal explains why. The Al-Aqsa Sanctuary, where the Dome of the Rock (Qubbat al-Sakhrah) and the Masjid al-Aqsa reside, is the holiest site in Jerusalem for Muslims. It is a site and space where […]

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

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 […]

Can a Kitchen Stove Face the Qibla?

Answered by Shaykh Shuaib Ally Question: Assalam alaykum, Can a kitchen stove face the Qibla? Answer: Wa alaikum assalam wa rahmatullah, I pray that you are in the best of health and faith, insha’Allah. You can have the stove face any direction convenient for you. Having the stove face the direction of the Qibla is […]

What Was the Original Qibla Direction?

Answered by Shaykh Shuaib Ally Question: Assalam alaykum, Is it correct that the original Qibla was set as the ka’ba in Mecca, then changed to the Holy Lands of Jerusalem, and then changed back to its original appointment? Answer: Wa alaikum assalam wa rahmatullah, The scholarly position that seeks to make use of the available […]

What Should I Do after Discovering That I Was Mislead by the App of My Phone regarding the Qibla?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: As-salamu ‘alaykum wa rahmatuLlahi wa barakatuh After I moved to a new location, I used an app on my smart phone to find the direction of the Qibla. I found out that the direction the app points to is not consistent at all, so this morning I got up […]

Turning to the Qibla While Praying: Is my Prayer Valid?

Answered by Ustadh Salman Younas Question: Recently, while I was praying salatul dhuhr I discovered that I was not facing qibla. When I remembered, I turned towards the qibla while I was still praying and continued the prayer to the end. Is my prayer valid or should I pray it again? Answer: assalamu `alaykum In […]

Designing One’s Home with the Qibla in Mind

Answered by Sidi Wasim Shiliwala Question: Please provide some guidance regarding how I should position toilets and beds so they are not pointed towards the Qibla incorrectly as I design my new house.  Thank you.   Answer: Walaikum As-salaam wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatuhu, May Allah reward you for your concern about the qibla and the […]