Sunday, September 24, 2023
No menu items!

Qiblah when praying in bed

Fatwaa ID: 1705

Question:
Asalaamu Alaykum

An elderly woman with osteoarthritis performs her salaah on a chair. However, she finds it’s difficult at fajr to be moved, but is unable to face the qiblah when reading from her bed.

Would her fajr salaah be valid?

Jazakallah khairan

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

May Allaah Ta’aala grant her complete shifaa and make it easy for her. If she is unable to perform salaah standing or sitting, she will be excused to perform it through gestures while laying down in bed. If it reasonably possible, then she should face or turn towards the qiblah. The family may consider making some changes in the room set-up. If that is not possible, then she will be excused to perform salaah in the direction she is facing when laying down.

And Allaah Ta’aala knows best.
Mufti Muajul I. Chowdhury
Darul Iftaa New York
https://askthemufti.us/

02/14/1445 AH – 08/31/2023 CE | AML3-3644

وصل اللهم وسلم وبارك على سيدنا محمد وعلى ءاله وصحبه أجمعين

__________________
Disclaimer

Darul Iftaa New York answers questions on issues pertaining to Shari’ah. These questions and answers are placed for public view on askthemufti.us for educational purposes. The rulings given here are based on the questions posed and should be read in conjunction with the questions. Many answers are unique to a particular scenario and cannot be taken as a basis to establish a ruling in another situation. 

Darul Iftaa New York bears no responsibility with regard to its answers being used out of their intended contexts, nor with regard to any loss or damage that may be caused by acting on its answers or not doing so.

References and links to other websites should not be taken as an endorsement of all contents of those websites. 

Answers may not be used as evidence in any court of law without prior written consent of Darul Iftaa New York.