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Feet towards qiblah when sleeping

Fatwaa ID: 601

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

Answer:
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
https://askthemufti.us/

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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المحيط البرهاني في الفقه النعماني (5/321)

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شرح الهداية (2/468)

ﻭﻓﻲ “اﻟﺮﻭﺿﺔ “: ﻭﻳﻜﺮﻩ ﻣﺪ اﻟﺮﺟﻠﻴﻦ ﺇﻟﻰ اﻟﻘﺒﻠﺔ ﻓﻲ اﻟﻨﻮﻡ ﻭﻏﻴﺮﻩ، ﻭﻛﺬا ﺇﻟﻰ اﻟﻤﺼﺤﻒ ﻭﻛﺘﺐ اﻟﻔﻘﻪ.

فتح القدير شرح الهداية (1/420)

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البحر الرائق شرح كنز الدقائق ومنحة الخالق وتكملة الطوري (2/36)

وقالوا يكره أن يمد رجليه في النوم وغيره إلى القبلة أو المصحف أو كتب الفقه

تبيين الحقائق شرح كنز الدقائق (1/168) 

وَيُكْرَهُ مَدُّ الرِّجْلِ إلَى الْقِبْلَةِ وَإِلَى الْمُصْحَفِ وَإِلَى كُتُبِ الْفِقْهِ فِي النَّوْمِ وَغَيْرِهِ.

الفتاوى الهندية (5/319)

وَيُكْرَهُ مَدُّ الرِّجْلَيْنِ إلَى الْكَعْبَةِ فِي النَّوْمِ وَغَيْرِهِ عَمْدًا ، وَكَذَلِكَ إلَى كُتُبِ الشَّرِيعَةِ ، وَكَذَلِكَ فِي حَالِ مُوَاقَعَةِ الْأَهْلِ ، كَذَا فِي مُحِيطِ السَّرَخْسِيِّ

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حاشية ابن عابدين (1/341)

ﻭﻟﻘﻮﻟﻬﻢ ﻳﻜﺮﻩ ﻣﺪ اﻟﺮﺟﻠﻴﻦ ﺇﻟﻰ اﻟﻘﺒﻠﺔ ﻓﻲ اﻟﻨﻮﻡ ﻭﻏﻴﺮﻩ ﻋﻣﺪا، ﻭﻛﺬا ﻓﻲ ﺣﺎﻝ ﻣﻮاﻗﻌﺔ ﺃﻫﻠﻪ.

حاشية ابن عابدين (1/342)

قوله (وكذا مد رجله) هي كراهة تنزيهية ط لكن قال الرحمتي سيأتي في كتاب الشهادات أنه يمد الرجل إليها ترد شهادته وهذا يقتضي التحريم فليحرر اهـ

فتاوى محمودية (18/629)

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