14 Nov How to make Dua: Tip #18
Facing the Qiblah
The qiblah, being a blessed place, is a good direction to face when making dua, this helps you focus when asking from Allah.
The Qiblah is a blessed direction to face, and through it Allah has caused the Muslims to unite all over the world. By facing the qiblah, a Muslim turns himself in the direction of the very first place of worship ever built on Earth – the Ka’bah.
The proof to face the Qiblah when making dua can be found in the following narration: Abdullah ibn Zayd said: “The Prophet left (Madinah) to this prayer place, seeking rain. So he made a Dua, and asked for rain, then he faced the qiblah and turned his cloak inside-out”. [al-Bukhari #6343, Muslim #894]
It has also been narrated that when the Quraysh tormented the Prophet, he ’…faced the Ka’bah and made a dua against them.’ [al-Bukhari #3960]