Making the toes face towards the qibla in sajdah

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Q: When females pray salaah in a sitting position and in sajdah position is it sunnah for them to place the feet towards the right and also place the toes pointing towards the qiblah or it sunnah only to place the feet towards the right and the toes shouldn’t face the qiblah? I was told that the toes should also point towards the qiblah but I am unable to find the reference?


A: If she is able to make her toes face the qiblah, then she should do so. This can be understood from the general Ahaadith which command that in the various postures of Salaah, the limbs should be facing towards the qiblah. In this regard we have prepared a detail article on the Salaah of women. You may refer to it

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


Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)