The Office of the Supreme Leader

Impossibility of facing qiblah

Q: What is our duty if during the time of prayer we cannot face qiblah?

A: One should not miss the prayer during its time. In an obligatory prayer, one should observe qiblah as much as possible. If one can face qiblah only during takbīrah al-iḥrām or some acts of prayer, he does so. If one cannot face qiblah at all, it is no more obligatory but he should face a direction closer to the qiblah as much as possible.

 

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