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        • Qiblah in Aeroplanes
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          Qiblah in Aeroplanes

          Q: Unto which direction ought one to say prayer whilst airborne?
          A: Assuming you can’t ascertain the Qiblah (albeit having enquired from those in charge on the plane), you may pray in any direction in which you believe might be the Qiblah. However, assuming you are totally doubtful, you must either say the prayer in four equally-spaced directions – assuming you have ample time to do so – or say that which you are capable (e.g. 1, 2 or 3 of the 4 required prayers) assuming the remaining time is restricted.
        • To Use, or Pray in, a House of Minor Children
        • Method of Praying in a Plane
        • Wife’s Praying beside Her Husband
      • Clothes and body of the praying person
      • Reciting Prayer with the Wuḍū’ performd for One’s Preceding Prayer
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