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Shafi Joining Salaah on a Journey

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Q: I live in Cape Town and planning to go on holiday to Johannesburg  (travelling by car). My question: 1. Can I perform qasr (shortened salaah) and Jama Salaah (joining two salaahs) while travelling to Joburg? 2. I’m staying in Joburg for 4 days, can I perform qasr and Jama salaah during my stay? I’m Shaafi.

A: 1) It will be permissible for you, as a Shafi’ee, to make qasr and jama’ of the salaah while travelling.

2) Since you are staying for 4 days, you shall have to read full salaah while in joburg. According to Shafi maz-hab one qualifies for a qasr if the stay is three days or less.

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