Seeing Sky When Someone is Praying (Salat), Is It Permissible?

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Seeing Sky When Someone is Praying (Salat) ~ Hi all readers! In this article, I will explain the status of seeing the sky when someone is praying and the law. There is little in common in this discussion with some previous explanations about the status of turning around when we are praying and the law. If in the discussion we already know about the status of prayer the person who did it (damaged or not), in the context of the problem we are going to discuss now, is the conclusions the same?

As always, before I answer the question above, I will quote one hadith that is specifically related to this discussion. Pay attention!

Hadith About Seeing Sky During Prayer (Salat)

The hadith about seeing sky during prayer (salat) that I mean is as follows:

عَنْ جَابِرٍ بْنِ سَمْرَةَ رَضِيَ اللهُ عَنْهُ قَالَ ؛ قَالَ رَسُوْلُ اللهِ صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ ؛ لِيَنْتَهِيَنَّ أَقْوَامٌ يَرْفَعُوْنَ أَبْصَارَهُمْ إِلَى السَّمَاءِ فِيْ الصَّلَاةِ أَوْ لَا تَرْجِعُ إِلَيْهِمْ . رَوَاهُ مُسْلِمٌ

From Jabir bin Samurah radliyallaahu ‘anhu, he said, “Allah’s Messenger sallallaahu ‘alaihi wa salalm said, “Really, let the people stop raising their visions into the sky when they are praying or that (their visions) are not back to them.” The hadith is narrated by Muslim.

There are some important things related to the hadith above that we need to know;

One; The hadith explains, that we should not direct our vision to the sky when we are praying.

Two; The prohibition exists because if we direct our vision to the sky when we are praying, then that mean we are not facing the direction of qiblah. That is not the position that should be done when we are praying.

Three; The hadith explain, that we must maintain concentration when we pray.

Four; The hadith explain, that we must hurry to prevent something that is not good if we are able to do that.

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