Stretching Feet Toward Qibla

By Mufti Ebrahim Desai
Posted: 4 Rabi-ul-Awwal 1422, 27 May 2001

Q.) 1. Can a person point his feet to the Ka'ba as long as he is behind a wall and also if he is in a masjid? If it is not permissible, please say why.

2. Can a person relieve himself in the toilet while facing the Ka'ba if the toilet is enclosed? If not please say why.

A.) 1. Generally, stretching one's feet towards a person is a sign of disrespect. Similarly, stretching one's feet in the direction of Qiblah, be it behind a wall or in a Masjid is disrespectful to the Ka'bah.

2. According to Imam Abu Hanifa (RA), it is prohibited to have our front or back facing toward the Qibla as expressly mentioned in the Hadith.

And Allah Ta'ala Knows Best.