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If someone is a Musafir on Eid day

Answered according to Hanafi Fiqh by DarulIftaBirmingham


Answered by: Mufti Mohammed Tosir Miah


Question:


Unfortunately I have to go to work on Eid day and I can’t get time off, the Eid salaah times within the area are all too late for me to attend. I will be a masaafir on the day, what do I do?


Answer


بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم


The majority of scholars agree that the minimum required distance for a person to be considered a Musaafir is 4 Burud which is equivalent to 16 Farsakh or 48 (Shariah Miles) or 88 Kilometres or 55 English miles. (Raddul Muhtar p.725 v.2)


Regarding your question, if you happen to be a traveller on Eid day then Eid Salah is not obligatory upon you. It will not be a sin for you to leave out the Eid Salah.  (Kitabul Fiqh p.548 v.1)


Only Allah Knows Best


Mufti Mohammed Tosir Miah


Darul Ifta Birmingham


This answer was collected from DarulIftaBirmingham.co.uk, which is run under the supervision of Mufti Mohammed Tosir Miah from the United Kingdom.

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