Qiblah of the Jews

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Q: In Surah Yunus ayat 87 when Musa (Alayhis Salaam) was told to turn the houses into a qiblah, which direction did they turn? What was the qiblah of the jews during the time of Musa (Alayhis Salaam)?


A: The qiblah refers to performance of salaah and the qiblah of the Jews was Baitul Muqaddas.

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


Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)

This answer was collected from, 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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