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Questions tagged [qiblah]

The Qiblah is the direction Muslims face when making Salat (Prayer).

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Intentional deviation from direction of Qibla

Assalamo alaikum wrwb, I am in Toronto. We have started a new Mussallah here. We are facing towards the main wall keeping the rows parallel to front wall, while the Qibla is about 15-20 degrees ...
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Did different ummahs have different qiblas?

We know that except for Prophet Muhammed (SAW), other Prophets were sent only for a specific time or to a particular community or location. Given that the shariah for the different Prophets might ...
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If the Kabah existed since the time of Adam, why and since when was Qibla in Jerusalem?

Some Muslims claim that the Kabah was built by Prophet Adam (AS) whereas others also say it was later rebuilt by Prophet Ibrahim (AS) and his son Prophet Ismail (AS). If the Kabah predates the site ...
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What was the qibla before migration?

What was the qibla for prayer in the Meccan period, before migration? I remember stories from sirah that the Prophet used to pray at the Kaaba during his stay in Mecca and I've always assumed that ...
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What is the Qibla inside the Kaaba? [duplicate]

Assalam o Alaikum to all my Muslim brothers, If one were to get the opportunity to pray Salah inside the Kaaba, which direction should he face?
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Direction of Salah

We all pray towards the Qibla in one direction, the smallest route towards the Kaaba. However, if you pray salah in the opppsite direction, aren't you still facing the Qiblah? Your facing a longer ...
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If I am unable to find qibla, can I offer salat facing towards a direction other than qibla?

If I am unable to find the direction towards Makkah sharif, the qibla, is it okay to offer salat/namaz towards a direction other than qibla?
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Skipping confussion about First Qibla of Islam

One subject is not clear to me that prophet muhammad (sm) prayed for 16 or 17 months to Al-Aqsa as Qibla but not 13 years. Then at that time what was the muslim's Qibla? we know that Qabah was the ...
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Can we pray 45 degrees left or 45 degrees right from original qibla direction ? [duplicate]

I read somewhere that we can pray 45 degrees left or 45 degrees right from original qibla direction. Is this right ?
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Is it required to stand in salah with your toes pointing toward Qibla?

Is there any Hadith where we should stand with our toes pointing straight ahead towards Qibla (not outwards as some people naturally stand) similar to when in prostration you should have the toes bent ...
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How accurate does East direction need to be [duplicate]

Do I go according to the compass on my phone, do I need a manual compass or once I am in the general direction of the sunrise then I am good?
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Prayer direction inside kaabah

If someone offer Salah prayer inside the Kaabah, in which direction do they face.
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In which direction did Noah and Adam pray?

I have been told that bait ul maqdis was first qiblah. Where was the first Qibla of Islam? When a question was asked to Prophet regarding first mosque, Prophet said first mosque to be built was ...
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Must you always pray towards Mecca (Is your prayer invalid if you don't?)

I understand that Muslims are supposed to pray 5 times a day, and every time you are supposed to do the Salat and face towards the Kaaba in Mecca. I'm wondering, is it essential to pray towards Mecca?...
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I don't believe that God is present in the Kabaa at Mecca, is it appropriate for me to pray the Salat?

As mentioned in another question, I'm thinking of visiting a mosque on Wednesday around 7:50pm. I would like to participate in the Salat, because I believe that it is a beautiful and valid form of ...
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What is the reason behind many Muslim brothers turning their face right and left in Salah after the 2nd rakat?

I have noticed that many Muslim brothers including Sunni as well as Dawoodi Bohra turn their faces towards right and then left after 2nd rakat of namaz, saying Assalamualaykum wa rehmatullahi wa ...
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Accurately get Qiblah direction

I really need help with this, because I've looked everywhere and I can't seem to get it right. How do I accurately get the Qiblah direction? I've been using my phone but it's not working correctly b/...
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Facing the Qiblah during salah

I work as a night operator and my shift ends a few hours after when the Fajr salah is. I'm the only one there so I can't leave my seat, so I pray in my seat. However, I have to always face the window, ...
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Which direction would we pray in on the Moon?

Suppose we're in the future, and humanity has colonized the Moon. Which direction would we pray in on the Moon?
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Qibla direction

Suppose that the direction from my location to the Qiblah is 45° from East toward North. Now, what will 45° from West toward South points to? It should be the same,right? I know this is a silly ...
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Is it haram to pray in the complete opposite direction?

Let's say you are praying, and someone stands right behind you praying 180 degrees away from the direction your praying in. Wouldn't it be the exact same thing considering the fact that the earth is ...
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Why do we face the Kiblah when praying?

Why it is necessary to stand towards Kiblah (the Holy Ka’bah) while praying, while Allah is everywhere and does not have a specific direction?
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What is the correct way to determine Qibla (the direction of prayer)?

What is the correct way to determine the direction of Qibla? If I give "San Francisco" as origin in this site, the direction can be East or North, based on whether I choose "Constant Compass" or "...
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How could a Muslim pray from the Moon?

In a hypothetical conversation, a friend of mine that is atheist asked how a Muslim can find qibla if the salat is performed out from Earth (in the Moon or Mars, by example). Is praying in direction ...
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What is the correct tolerance for qiblah?

I found the qiblah direction at my location thanks to an application off the Internet but since it doesn't seem to be very sophisticated I was wondering what the tolerance is for the direction of the ...
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What is the correct direction of praying in Masjid Al-Aqsa?

There are two places where one can pray (uphold Salat) in any direction, one is Masjid al-Haram and the other is Masjid Al-Aqsa. Is this correct? If this is correct, is there any explanation about ...
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The Change of Qiblah [duplicate]

Why was the Qiblah changed from Bayt al-Maqdis (Jerusalem) to the Ka’bah (Makkah)? And, where and when was that?
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Where was the first Qibla of Islam?

Where was the first Qibla in Islam? Is there any verse in the Qur'an or hadith that established that Qibla? Why did Muslims pray towards Jerusalem?
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Is pointing one's feet towards Ka'ba forbidden in Islam?

Under what conditions is this allowed or forbidden? From this source, it seems as if it is allowed while sleeping.
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What is the significance of facing the Kabbah during prayer when the Earth is round?

The Earth is not flat so what is the concept of facing Kabbah during Prayer. Does it have a meaning? Consider you are on the antipode of the Kabbah which is somewhere in Pacific ocean, if you are ...