Facing of the Qibla or turning the back to it
Facing of the Qibla or turning the back to it


The Book of Ritual Purification (Tahara) - كتاب الطهارة من الحدث.


Book of Removal of Impurities

Section:Etiquette of Istinja
Topic/Issue:202 - Facing of the Qibla or turning the back to it --
Opinion FromOpinionExplanation
It is not permitted at all to face the qibla while reliving oneself, whether in the privy or any other locationPreferred the tradition from Abu Ayyub (RA) for in the case of conflict of two traditions, one prescribing a law and the other confirming to the general principle, and it is not known which one precedes the other in time, it is necessary to adopt the tradition that lays down the law.
It is permitted absolutelyMethod of resorting to original permission when there is a conflict based on the rule that doubt terminates the hukum and withdraws it and it is as if there is no rule
It is permitted within settlements and townships, but not in the desert or places other than settlements and townsReconciliation by saying that Narration from Abu Ayyub (RA) relate to desert (open spaces), when there is no cover and Narration from Ibn Umar relate to the existence of cover.
Evidences :1 - Sahih Muslim [# 507], 2 - Sahih Muslim [# 510] [Hide/Show]
Last Updated:2010-06-20

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