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Feet towards qiblah when sleeping

Fatwaa ID: 601

Assalam Alaikum
Can one have the bed with feet facing towards the Qibla. Is that Haram or just makrooh

In the Name of Allaah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.
As-salaamu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullaahi wa-barakaatuh.

At the outset, makrooh does not mean permissible. One should not refer to it as “just” makrooh. If the jurists have ruled something to be makrooh, then it should be avoided. Depending on the type and situation, makrooh may even be prohibited and sinful.
Nevertheless, the jurists have deemed it makrooh to unnecessarily face one’s feet towards the qiblah. The qiblah is a sanctified rite of Islam. Directing one’s feet towards something is generally regarded to be disrespectful. In the enquired situation, you should sleep the other way around. This can be done without moving the bed. The level of respect one displays is indeed a manifestation of his taqwaa.

And Allaah Ta’aala knows best.
Mufti Muajul I. Chowdhury
Darul Iftaa New York

07/24/1444 AH – 02/15/2023 CE | AMG3-3364

وصل اللهم وسلم وبارك على سيدنا محمد وعلى ءاله وصحبه أجمعين


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