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I travel 36 miles and then as soon as we have finished our meeting we have to travel say another 40 … (48 Miles). How do we perform Qasr Salaah?

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I travel 36 miles and then as soon as we have finished our meeting we have to travel say another 40 miles to a different town with out the intention of travelling the Safr distance (48 Miles). How do we perform Qasr Salaah?

Answer:

Ref. No. 857/41-000

In the name of Allah the most Gracious the most Merciful

The answer to your question is as follows:

Since you commenced your journey without the intention of travelling ‘Safar Distance’ (48 miles), you will be regarded ‘Muqeem’ not a ‘Musafir’. Hence you have to pray full salah (4 rakat). However, when you start your journey back to your home town (with the intention of travelling 76 miles) you will be Musafir and have to perform Qasr salah (2 instead of 4 rakats). 

(من خرج من عمارة موضع إقامته) (قاصدا) ولو كافرا، ومن طاف الدنيا بلا قصد لم يقصر، (قوله قاصدا) أشار به مع قوله خرج إلى أنه لو خرج ولم يقصد أو قصد ولم يخرج لا يكون مسافرا ح. (شامی 2/122)

لا يصح القصر إلا إذا نوى السفر، فنية السفر شرط لصحة القصر باتفاق، ولكن يشترط لنية السفر أمران: أحدهما: أن ينوي قطع تلك المسافة بتمامها من أول سفره، فلو خرج هائماً على وجهه لا يدري أين يتوجه لا يقصر، ولو طاف الأرض كلها، لأنه لم يقصد قطع المسافة۔ (الفقہ علی المذاھب الاربعۃ 1/429)

And Allah knows best

Darul Ifta

Darul Uloom Waqf deoband

This answer was collected from the official website of Darul Uloom Deoband Waqf. The institution is based in India and the answers are provided in accordance to the Hanafi Fiqh.

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