How will a person working on a ship perform Jumuah and Eid Salaah


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?


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)