Fatwa: # 30103
Category: Prayer (Salaat)
Country: Pakistan
Date: 4th December 2018


What is the correct way of standing in salah?


Asalam o alikum

What is correct way to stand in salah. With both foot straight pointing towards qibla r V shape

As now adays i note many ulema who are leading prayers in pakistan stand V shape rather than straight foot pointing towards qibla. 


In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.

As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullāhi wa-barakātuh.

Dear Brother,

The correct way of standing in salah is to have the toes of both feet pointing towards the qiblah. It is incorrect to point the toes in a V shape.

And Allah Ta’āla Knows Best

Tareque Ahmed

Student Darul Iftaa
New York, USA

Checked and Approved by,
Mufti Ebrahim Desai.



نفع المفتي والسائل بجمع متفرقات المسائل (ص: 231)

(الاستفسار: هل يلزم توجيه أصابع الرجل اليسرى أيضا حالة القعود إلى القبلة؟

الاستبشار: يستحب أن يضعها متوجها إلى القبلة ، كالرجل اليمنى، وإن لم يمكن فلا. كذا في ((رد المحتار))

البحر الرائق شرح كنز الدقائق ومنحة الخالق وتكملة الطوري (1/ 339)

(قوله ووجه أصابع رجليه نحو القبلة) لحديث أبي حميد في صحيح البخاري أنه - عليه الصلاة والسلام - «كان إذا سجد وضع يديه غير مفترش ولا قابضهما واستقبل بأطراف أصابع رجليه القبلة» ونص صاحب الهداية في التجنيس على أنه إن لم يوجه الأصابع نحوها فإنه مكروه

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