Shafi'i Fiqh

Ruling on Prayers Performed Facing the Incorrect Qiblah

A week ago, my sister had a surgery at King Abdullah`s Hospital and I had to stay with her for a couple of days. While there, I asked visitors and nurses about the correct direction of the Qiblah, and offered prayers accordingly. When my brother came to visit, he told me that I was praying in the wrong direction, because his mobile`s compass points to another direction. Are my prayers valid? If I was praying towards theincorrectQiblah, should I repeat the prayers?

Hanafi Fiqh

Facing The Feet Of The Deceased Towards The Qiblah

Q. It is a common practice to face the feet of the deceased towards the Qiblah after passing away before burial. This practice does not make sense because a person doesn’t face their feet towards the Qiblah whilst sleeping out of respect, so how would it be correct to do so after passing away? Please advise.

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