• Prayers & Duties >> Salah (Prayer)

    Question ID: 32789Country: Pakistan

    Title: Namaz while traveling train and flight

    Question: My question is that if i am travelling in a train or a flight in which direction i have to offere namaz? Considering that i do not have any idea of the Qiblah's direction.

    Answer ID: 32789

    Bismillah hir-Rahman nir-Rahim !

    (Fatwa: 1069/1070/M=1432) Salah is offered facing Qiblah direction though one is travelling by train or plane. It is a condition in salah to turn towards Qiblah direction. If one has no knowledge about Qiblah and does not carry compass with him, then one should guess Qiblah direction during daytime by watching the sun and if it is night or it is daytime but the sun is invisible then one should imply other sings and indications with full deliberation. Then, he should perform salah facing the direction to which his heart tends.

    Allah (Subhana Wa Ta'ala) knows Best

    Darul Ifta,

    Darul Uloom Deoband, India