I saw Taawoos and his companions; having prayed the ‘asr [prayer], they faced the [direction of] the qiblah and did not speak to anyone, [instead] they [engaged individually in] supplicating [to Allaah].
What is the ruling [in a situation] where it has become apparent the prayer was performed in other than the direction of the qiblah – after having made ijtihaad? And is there a difference between whether this was in a Muslim country or not?
At home, I have a [room setup like the inside of a] tent in which there is a fireplace, and sometimes during the Winter I am forced to pray [both] the obligatory and voluntary prayers in this room – and [in doing so] I face the fire[place]; so is this permissible?
My father would not sleep [at night] until he had read half of the Qur.aan, and when he finished his recitation, he would wrap himself in his cloak then take a short nap.
What is the qiblah (direction in which one should face) for supplicating?