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Would the Following Be Considered a Musafir

Answered according to Hanafi Fiqh by DarulIftaBirmingham

Answered by: Alimah Safiyya-Maryam Ahmed

Question:

Assalamualaikum a person went in Jamat to Huddersfield from Blackburn (44 miles) then got tashkeeled to Halifax which is close to Blackburn. As he’s traveled more than 70 miles altogether is he a Musafir?

In the name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful

Answer:

If a person intended Huddersfield to Blackburn (less than 48 miles) they will not be considered a Musafir so will pray salah in full. If from that place they travel to a place under 48 miles again (like Halifax), they will still not be a traveler- even if they travel the whole of the UK in this manner! 

Only Allah knows best

Written by Alimah Safiyya-Maryam Ahmed

Checked and approved by Mufti Mohammed Tosir Miah

DarulIfta Birmingham

بأن قصد بلدة بينه وبينها يومان للإقامة بها فلما بلغها بدا له ان يذهب الى بلدة بينه وبينها يومان وهلم جراز حز قال في البحر: وعلى هذا قالوا: أمير خرج مع جيشه في طلب العدو ولم يعلم اين يدركهم فانه يتم وان طالت المدة او المكث (رد المحتار, كتاب الصلاة, باب صلاة المسافر, صفحة ٦٠١, دار عالم الكتب)

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