Facing the Ka’bah

Prophet sallallaahu ‘alaihi wasallam when standing for prayers fard or sunnah prayer, he faced the Ka’bah. He ordered them to do so as his saying a prayer to the wrong person:

“When you stand for prayer, complete your wudhu(ablution), then face the Qiblat, then takbir.”
(Narrated by Bukhari, Muslim and Siraj).

About this has also dropped the word Allah in Surah Al-Baqarah: 115:

“Where have you been confronted face, there is the face of God.”

The Prophet sallallaahu ‘alaihi wasallam never prayed facing Baitul Maqdis, this happened before the revelation of God’s Word:

“We’ve seen you tilted your head to the sky. We turn you into the direction you want. Therefore, hadapkanlah your face into some direction of the Haram.” (Surat al-Baqara: 144).

After this verse was revealed he prayed facing the Ka’bah.

At the time of morning prayers of the Muslims living in Quba ‘the arrival of a messenger of the Messenger to convey the news, he said, “Verily overnight Prophet sallallaahu’ alaihi wasallam has been a revelation, he was told to face the Kaaba. Therefore, (let) you are facing there. ” At that time they were facing Sham (Baitul Maqdis). They then spin (they play a priest so that he lead the bow of them facing the Qiblah). (Narrated by Bukhari, Muslim, Ahmad, Siraj, Thabrani, and Ibn Sa’d. Read the book of Al Irwa ‘, hadeeth No. 290).


Prophet sallallaahu ‘alaihi wasallam did fard or sunnah prayers standing for fulfilling God’s commands in the QS. Al-Baqarah: 238. When traveling, he carried on a vehicle sunnah prayers. He taught his people to perform prayers khauf on foot or driving.

“Keep all the prayers and the prayers Wustha and stand quietly for God. If you’re in fear, sholatlah by walking or driving. If you’re in keadaa safe, remember God in a way that has taught you that which you previously did not know (how it). ” (Surat al-Baqara: 238).


Sutrah (barrier in front of the prayer) in the prayer becomes imperative priests and people who pray alone, even in the great mosque, according to the opinion of Ibn Hani ‘in the Book Masa’il, from Imam Ahmad.

He said, “One day I pray without installing sutrah in front of me, but I do pray in our mosque, Imam Ahmad saw this, and said to me, ‘Put something as your sutrah!” Then I installed a man to be sutrah. ”

Shaykh Al-Albani says, “This incident is a sign of Imam Ahmad that people who pray in the mosque is large or small mosques remain obligated to install sutrah in front of him.”

The Prophet sallallaahu ‘alaihi wasallam said:

“Do not pray without facing sutrah and thou shalt not let anyone pass in front of you (without you prevent). If he continues to force the pass in front of you, kill him because he was accompanied by the devil.”
(Narrated by Ibn Khuzaimah with isnaad jayyid (good)).

He also said:

“If one of you pray facing sutrah, he should approach the sutrahnya so that Satan cannot break the prayer.”
(Narrated by Abu Dawood, Al-Bazzar and Hakim. Authorised by the judge, if approved Dzahabi and Nawawi).

And let sutrah was placed not too far from where we stood praying as has been exemplified by the Prophet sallallaahu ‘alaihi wasallam.

“The Prophet sallallaahu ‘alaihi wasallam standing in prayer near the sutrah (limiting) the distance between him and the barrier in front of three cubits.”
(Narrated by Bukhari and Ahmad).

As can be sutrah among others: the pole of the mosque, the spear that is attached to the ground, the animal mounts, saddles, saddle-high poles, trees, beds, walls and others who semisalnya, as has been exemplified by the Prophet sallallaahu ‘alaihi wasallam.

And The Next Step :

* intentions
*takbiratul ihram
*appoints second hand
*looking place prostration
*reading istiftah / iftitah
*reading ta’awwudz
*reading al-fatihah
*reading amin
*read surah al-qur-an(Al-ikhlas for example)
*wake of prostration
*sitting between two prostration
*towards next roka’at
*sitting first tasyahhud & second tasyahhud


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Posted on June 30, 2011, in Sholat صلاة. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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