45. Qibla, the Direction of Prayer (for Salat)

Surah No. 2, Al Baqr, Ayat No. 144



قَدْ نَرَى تَقَلُّبَ وَجْهِكَ فِي السَّمَاء فَلَنُوَلِّيَنَّكَ قِبْلَةً تَرْضَاهَا فَوَلِّ وَجْهَكَ شَطْرَ الْمَسْجِدِ

الْحَرَامِ وَحَيْثُ مَا كُنتُمْ فَوَلُّواْ وُجُوِهَكُمْ شَطْرَهُ وَإِنَّ الَّذِينَ أُوْتُواْ الْكِتَابَ لَيَعْلَمُونَ أَنَّهُ

o الْحَقُّ مِن رَّبِّهِمْ وَمَا اللّهُ بِغَافِلٍ عَمَّا يَعْمَلُونَ

Translation :

(O Mohammad {saws}) We have seen the turning of your face to heaven (sky) again and again. And now We are giving you that Qiblah (direction of prayer) which is dear to you. So turn your face towards the Holy Mosque of Worship, and you (O Believers), where ever you may be, turn your faces (when you pray) towards it. In fact! Those who have received the Scripture know that (this revelation) is the Truth from their Lord. And Allah is not unaware of what they do.



Surah No. 2, Al Baqr, Ayat No. 149


وَمِنْ حَيْثُ خَرَجْتَ فَوَلِّ وَجْهَكَ شَطْرَ الْمَسْجِدِ الْحَرَامِ وَإِنَّهُ لَلْحَقُّ مِن

o رَّبِّكَ وَمَا اللّهُ بِغَافِلٍ عَمَّا تَعْمَلُونَ


Translation :


And from anywhere you happen to lead (for prayers), turn your face in the direction of Masjid-e-Haram (at Makkah), this is indeed the truth from your Lord. And Allah is not unaware of what you do.


Surah No. 2, Al Baqr, Ayat No. 115



o وَلِلّهِ الْمَشْرِقُ وَالْمَغْرِبُ فَأَيْنَمَا تُوَلُّواْ فَثَمَّ وَجْهُ اللّهِ إِنَّ اللّهَ وَاسِعٌ عَلِيمٌ


Translation :


To Allah belong the east and the West: Which ever direction you turn, there is the presence of Allah. For Allah is all-embracing and all-Knowing.



Comments :

In case a person is not able to find the direction of Ka'aba or if he is sick and is not able to face towards Ka'aba then he can face any direction and pray .



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