Jumuah and Eid Salaah for a person working on a ship

Q:

1. I am working in a ship and I am the only Muslim there. Please guide me on how to pray jummah prayers and upcoming eid ul fitr prayer alone.

2. Sometimes I cannot find the qiblah direction, is it okay to pray in any direction?

A:

1. When out on sea, one will not perform Jumuah salaah or Eid salaah. You should perform zuhr salaah on the day of Jumu'ah.

2. Keep a compass to help you determine the direction of the qiblah. If you do not have a compass, then you may make taharree (i.e. try to work out the direction of Makkah Mukarramah from where you are).

And Allah Ta'ala (الله تعالى) knows best.

 

Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)