Am I considered a Musafir travelling the safr distance without intention?

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I have travelled to a location outside of my locality covering less than the safr distance. Soon after I traveled to a nearby locality. The distance between my town and the second locality is more than the safr distance. Will I be a musafir considering I never intended safr distance leaving my town and never had intention to actually travel further than the original destination? 


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

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

One will be considered a Musafir when he exits the boundaries of his locality intending to travel the safr distance or more. Mere coverage of the safr distance will not qualify one to be a Musafir. Hence, you will not be a Musafir in the second locality.[1]

And Allah Ta’āla Knows Best

Tahmid Chowdhury

Student Darul Iftaa

New York, USA

Checked and Approved by,

Mufti Ebrahim Desai.



الدر المختار (2/ 122)

( قاصدا ) ولو كافرا ومن طاف الدنيا بلا قصد لم يقصر ( مسيرة ثلاثة أيام ولياليها )


الدر المختار وحاشية ابن عابدين (رد المحتار) (2/ 122)

(قوله قاصدا) أشار به مع قوله خرج إلى أنه لو خرج ولم يقصد أو قصد ولم يخرج لا يكون مسافرا


الدر المختار وحاشية ابن عابدين (رد المحتار) (2/ 122)

 (قوله بلا قصد) بأن قصد بلدة بينه وبينها يومان للإقامة بها فلما بلغها بدا له أن يذهب إلى بلدة بينه وبينها يومان وهلم جرا. ح.

This answer was collected from, which is operated under the supervision of Mufti Ebrahim Desai from South Africa.

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