Performing full Salaah when visiting one’s husband’s hometown

Q: Recently I have got married to a boy who lives approximately 100 miles away from me (more than shari’ safar distance). However he is working in my hometown until after Ramadhaan but still holds his hometown as his watn-e-asli. We live together in my hometown. My question is that as I haven’t moved to his hometown and consider myself as a resident of my hometown until Ramadhaan. Do I have to perform qasr or itmaam when we visit his family in his hometown?


A: Since he regards his hometown as his original abode of residence (and he does not regard his place of work as his original abode of residence), his hometown will remain his watn-e-asli and when you go to his home town you will perform itmaam (i.e. full Salaah).

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


Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)