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Praying downwards on a hill

Fatwaa ID: 1844


I read on a social media comment section (so I’m unsure how true this is) that you cannot pray downwards on a hill. Is this true?

جزاكم الله خيرا

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

When performing salaah, one should avoid anything that would affect his concentration and focus. Praying on an incline or decline, hill or otherwise, would compromise his concentration. Furthermore, he is risking his well-being in such a case. Accordingly, it would be unadvisable to pray in such a manner unless necessary. If salaah is performed in such a manner, then the salaah will be valid.

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

04/01/1445 AH – 10/16/2023 CE | AML1-8442

وصل اللهم وسلم وبارك على سيدنا محمد وعلى ءاله وصحبه أجمعين


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