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    Question ID: 42252Country: Pakistan

    Title: Fardh Prayer on a Vehicle/Boat/Airplane

    Question: How our Prophet (SAWS) offered his prayer on means of transport (horse/camel) and what is the correct method for us when our means of travel are different. I am confused on direction of Qiblah since it is a fardh and standing versus sitting, sajdah and other difference that we have when we pray on vehicle/boat/airplane.

    Answer ID: 42252

    Bismillah hir-Rahman nir-Rahim !

    (Fatwa: 2163/1705/B=1433) The Prophet (صلى الله عليه وسلم) while riding horse or camel used to offer nafl salah on it and do ruku and sajdah with gesture when he faced towards Qiblah, i.e. he bowed down a little for ruku and a little more for sajdah. We also can offer nafl salah on vehicles in case it is moving towards Qiblah while standing or sitting and can do ruku and sajdah with gesture.

    Allah (Subhana Wa Ta'ala) knows Best

    Darul Ifta,

    Darul Uloom Deoband, India