QIBLAH-KA'ABA IS THE QIBLAH

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QIBLAH-KA'ABA IS THE QIBLAH

Post by ILMAdmin on Fri Feb 16, 2007 2:10 pm

CLASS 5 - LESSON 18
QIBLAH - KA'ABA IS THE QIBLAH
WHEN YOU HAVE DONE YOUR WUDHU AND ARE READY TO PRAY, WHAT
DIRECTION SHOULD YOU FACE?
You should face the direction of the Ka'aba, which is in Makka.
BUT WHY SHOULD WE FACE KA'ABA?
Allah has said that:
- all the Muslims are brothers and sisters.
- all are the same in their relationship to Allah.
- all believe in ONE and the same Allah.
So, Allah has commanded that, all the Muslims should face in one direction at the
time of prayers and Allah, as the direction for prayers has selected the Ka’aba.
Just imagine how funny it would look if four Muslims in a single room were to pray
facing four different directions!
So, facing the direction of Ka'aba is Wajib for all Muslims.
It is also a sign of Muslim UNITY and BROTHERHOOD.
In England the direction of Qiblah is south-east. This can be found using a
compass:
S SE
THE KA'ABA IS THE HOUSE OF ALLAH
THE KA'ABA IS OUR QIBLAH
QIBLAH IS THE DIRECTION WE FACE IN
SALAAT
Fiqh Page 5.36 www.madressa.net
FINDING THE QIBLAH
The mosque that surrounds the Holy Ka’aba is called
Masjidul Haram. Because the mosque circles the Ka’aba
all the way around, if you are outside you just have to face
the mosque and you will automatically be facing Qiblah.
The Three Ways Of Finding Qiblah
- any convincing means of knowledge
- mihrab of a Mosque
- grave of a Muslim
1. Any Convincing Means Of Knowledge
This means that something or
someone makes you sure that
Qiblah is in a certain direction.
This would include asking a
trustworthy person or using a compass.
2. Mihrab Of A Mosque
Mihrab is a place in the mosque specially
built for the person who leads the prayers.
It is like an arch that has been carved into
the wall and is also built in the direction
of the Qiblah.
3. Grave Of A Muslim
When Muslims dies, they are laid down Qiblah
in their grave on their right side, with
their face towards the Qiblah. If you
know which side the dead person’s head
is, then you can easily know the direction
of the Qiblah.
HE
AD
It is Wajib to face
the Qiblah while
praying all the
Wajib Prayers
Fiqh Page 5.37 www.madressa.net
Uncertainty Of Qiblah
Ali and Zainab at a school trip abroad
DAY 1
DAY 2
I have no idea at all about
which direction to pray and my
Namaaz is becoming Qadha!
Help! What should I do?
Don’t panic! Just pray in any
direction. However, for your next
Namaaz, if there is enough time,
you will have to pray in all 4
directions.
Then you must pray twice, facing
both directions.
I have been looking around and
I am now sure Qiblah is either
towards the North or the
South. What should I do?
Fiqh Page 5.38 www.madressa.net
DAY 3
REMEMBER
I am still not sure which
direction Qiblah is but I
have a strong feeling that
it is North East, so now
what should I do?
Well, if you have a strong feeling
about it, then you should pray
facing that direction.
If you have no idea which direction to pray in then
- pray in any direction if there isn’t enough time.
- pray in all 4 directions if there is enough time.
If you do not know the Qiblah & there is no way of finding out
- you should pray facing the direction you have a strong
feeling about.
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