Imam Malik's Muwatta, Chapter: The Qibla

Permanant Link

From: Imam Malik's Muwatta
Chapter No. 14, The Qibla
Hadith No: 3
Narrated/Authority of
Yahya related to me from Malik from Yahya ibn Said from Muhammad ibn Yahya ibn Habban from his paternal uncle, Wasi ibn Habban, that Abdullah ibn Umar said, "People say, 'When you sit to relieve yourself, do not face the qibla or the Bayt al-Maqdis.' " Abdullah continued, "I went upon top of a house of ours and saw the Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, (squatting) on two unfired bricks facing the Bayt al-Maqdis, relieving himself." Ibn Umar added, "Perhaps you are one of those who pray folded on their haunches." Wasi replied, "I don't know, by Allah!" Malik said that he meant som one who, when he prostrated, kept his body close to the ground.

View all from The Qibla

Get Daily Hadith in your Inbox

Join thousands of subscribers who already receive daily emails from our hadith mailing list.