Looking At Ka’bah Whilst In Salaah

Answered according to Hanafi Fiqh by Mahmoodiyah.org.za


Assalamualaikum .Is it jaiz to look at the Ka’bah whilst performing Salaah in Masjid Haraam, Makkah?
Jazakallah Khair.





It is not advisable to look at the Ka’bah while performing Salaah in the Haram of Makkah as this goes against the etiquettes of Salaah, because keeping your gaze lowered in Salaah is one of them.

 In fact some of the Fuqahaa have explicitly mentioned; and the gaze should be kept lowered in Salaah even though you are standing in front of the Ka’bah in Makkah. [Nihaayatul Muhtaaj]

May Allah Ta’ala keep you steadfast. Ameen.         

And Allah Ta’ala knows best

Abdurrahman bin Yaseen Cader

Attested to as correct by:

Mufti Muhammad Ashraf

Darul Iftaa

Jameah Mahmoodiyah



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15 February 2007

26 Muharram 1428