Questions about the surface a person prays on

31 Aug 2023 Ref-No#: 5516

Is it valid to pray on thick prayer mats which are so thick you wouldn’t actually touch the ground?
Is it valid to pray on ground full of lots of loose rocks/stones?


In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.


As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullāhi wa-barakātuh.

1: Praying on a thick prayer mat or any surface is permissible provided it is clean and hard enough so that the worshipper’s face is firmly placed and does not sink.

2: Praying on a ground with lots of loose stones /rocks is also valid.


And Allah Ta’āla Knows Best

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