The direction in which one should face whilst supplicating

Reference: Fataawa wa Rasaa.il Shaykh ‘Abdur-Razzaaq ‘Afeefee – Volume 1, Page 159, Fatwa No.23

Question: What is the qiblah (direction in which one should face) for supplicating?

Response: The sky is the qiblah, and raising the hands towards the sky is from the evidences of Ahlus-Sunnah affirming the Loftiness of Allaah (Subhaanahu wa Ta’aala). Even the creatures, if they are afflicted [with pain] they raise their heads towards the sky. And the Ka’bah is the qiblah for supplicating also as it is the qiblah for the salaah.

Abu 'Abdullaah

About Abu 'Abdullaah

– from London, UK. He is a graduate of the Islaamic University of Madeenah, having graduated from the Institute of Arabic Language, and later the Faculty of Sharee’ah in 2004.