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Are we allowed to pray 2wards an open fire?

Last updated: 16th November 2005
Question ID: #1093
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Assalamualikum Mufti saheb,

Is it permissible to pray in Salaat if there is:

1. an open-fire/gas fire in front of you?

2. a large mirror in front of you?


Al-jawab billahi at-taufeeq (the answer with Allah's guidance)

1. If the fire is placed before the person as an article of worship or to show any form of respect then it is Haram and disbelief, and if kept merely to heat up the place or room then there is no harm and Salah will be permissible. (Hidaya)

2. It is permissible.

And Only Allah Ta'ala Knows Best.

Answer last updated on:
30th September 2012
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Ulamaa ID 04
Location: London