Category: Prayer (Salaat)
Fatwa#: 40851
Asked Country: Tanzania

Answered Date: Jul 20,2018

Title: Is correct to use prayer mats with the picture of the Kaa`ba on it


We get some prayer mats (musallahs) on which the picture of the kaa`ba is printed. Is it not disrespectful to place them on the floor, sit on them or stand on them?

Will this not lead to disrespecting the kaa`ba?


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

As-salaamu `alaykum wa-ramatullahi wa-barakatuh.

We advise against prayer mats (musallahs) with the picture of the kaaba on it. There is an element of disrespect in such a musallah.[1]

And Allah Ta`ala Knows Best.

Hussein Muhammad.

Student Darul Iftaa

Arusha, Tanzania

Checked and Approved by:

Mufti Ebrahim Desai.


الدر المختار شرح تنوير الأبصار وجامع البحار (ص: 30)

ويكره وضع المصحف تحت رأسه إلا للحفظ والملمة على الكتاب إلا للكتابة.


المبسوط للسرخسي (1/ 206)

قال: (ويكره أن يكون قبلة المسجد إلى حمام أو قبر أو مخرج) لأن جهة القبلة يجب تعظيمها والمساجد كذلك قال الله تعالى: {في بيوت أذن الله أن ترفع ويذكر فيها اسمه} [النور: 36] ومعنى التعظيم لا يحصل إذا كانت قبلة المسجد إلى هذه المواضع التي لا تخلو عن الأقذار


المبسوط للسرخسي (1/ 211)

لأن معنى التعظيم والتشبيه بمن يعبد الصور تنعدم هنا، وكذلك إن كانت الصورة على الأرض والأزر والستور،



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