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Which place is Qustuntiniyyah?

Q: I would like to know which place or city or country is referred to as Qustuntiniyyah? Some say it refers to present day Istanbul, some think China, some say Spain, etc. 


A: It is Istanbul.

And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.


Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)

This answer was collected from MuftiOnline.co.za, where the questions have been answered by Mufti Zakaria Makada (Hafizahullah), who is currently a senior lecturer in the science of Hadith and Fiqh at Madrasah Ta’leemuddeen, Isipingo Beach, South Africa.

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