Fatawa Answer

Question: Qibla/Kaaba Direction for Masjid

ID: 931

Name: Permissible and Impermissible

Question

AsSalaam Alykum, 

 
I am a resident of Northbrook, IL.  We have Islamic center in Northbrook, named ICC, Islamic Cultural Center.  This center is the closest center from my house.  Local mussalli's praying towards, East, instead of NE direction.  to be specific approximately 42 degrees off.
 
Local musalli's tried to convince, center of Imam to correct qibla direction and pray towards, NE, However, they are not agree to change.
 
Question - Can we pray in the center  towards East or about 42 degree off of NE direction.  Is this acceptable?
 
Please advice.
 
Jazakallah

Answer

الجواب وبالله التوفيق

If the deviation from the actual direction of qibla is less than 45 degrees, it does not invalidate the salah and the salah is considered correctly performed. You can suggest bettering this situation only if there is no fear of fitnah as a result. Otherwise continue praying in the same situation.  

واللہ اعلم بالصواب

Answered On: Wednesday, Nov 27, 2019 | N/A

Answered By: Mufti Mohammed Hameed ur Rahman Hamid

Checked By: Mufti Mohammed Navalur Rahman