Performing Tahajjud Salaah when one is on safar

Q: We understand that when a person undertakes a journey for a distance of more than 48 Miles/77 km from his city of residence, he is required to offer only 2 Rakaahs of Fard Salaah, if offered alone, up to 19 days of his stay in another city, as confirmed in Sahih Hadith. But, for those who regularly offer Tahajjud Salaah, should they continue offering Tahajjud Salaah for those 19 days while they are in a state of journey to another city? Or is there an exception for them. Please clarify.


A: In the Hanafi mazhab if a person travels for more than 78km he will be a musaafir. If he stays in the place he travelled to for 15 days or more, he will perform complete Salaah. If he stays for less than 15 days, he will perform qasar. This concession is in regard to fardh Salaah. If one wishes to offer tahajjud Salaah, he may do so.

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


Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)