Safar distance

Q: Maulana Fazlur Rahman Azmi Sahab of Madrasah Arabia Islamia, Azaadville, South Africa writes in his book: “A person becomes a musafir by travelling 54 english miles not 48 miles. Is this correct because I was told a person becomes a musafir by travelling 48 English miles?


A: This is the view of Maulana Fazlur Rahmaan Saheb. However, the majority of our Ulama hold the opinion that a person will become musaafir by travelling 78km. 

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


Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)