The direction in which one should face whilst supplicating

Reference: Fataawa wa 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.

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. He currently resides in Birmingham, UK.

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