Facing the feet towards the qiblah

Q: Is keeping the feet towards the qibla sinful? In hajj many people keep their feet towards the qibla and sit there or recite Quran like this.

If someone has to read salah lying on the bed, doesn't he have to keep his feet towards qibla?

At the place of weekly talim I always have to sit at tashahud position keeping my back towards the qibla as the seating arrangement is like this, so many of our feet is towards the qibla. Do I suggest to them to change the arrangements? 

A: It is against adab (makrooh).

This is with respect to a person who is excused. He is exempt on account of his condition.
This does not apply to you. Facing the qiblah refers to stretching the feet in that direction. It means sitting on the buttocks and stretching the feet out.

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


Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)