What is the correct Qibla for North America?

Answered according to Hanafi Fiqh by

As salaamu alaikum respected Shaykh, 

I have been told by several brtothers who say the correct direction from Canada and the US is southeast and not northeast, 

What is the correct direction from North America?

Jazakallahu Khayr


In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.

As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullāhi wa-barakātuh.

The correct direction of the Qibla for North America is towards Northeast. It is not permissible to pray towards the Southeast.[1]

And Allah Ta’āla Knows Best

Tahmid Chowdhury

Student Darul Iftaa

New York, USA

Checked and Approved by,

Mufti Ebrahim Desai.



Port in a Storm: A Fiqh Solution to the Qibla of North America

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