Q: I intend travelling from my home town to Johannesburg. I will stay for four days then leave for Pietermaritzburg where I will stay for 7 days then I will go to Durban for 6 days. I will leave my home town in the state of haidh. If I calculate my cycle, I should take a ghusal in Pietermaritzburg so I will read my Salaah in full. However once I leave for Durban, then will I read qasr or salaah in full as I don’t think the distance from Pietermaritzburg to Durban is 77.7km. When I leave Durban I will go back to Pietermaritzburg and then to Johannesburg. Will I read qasr in Johannesburg? Please advise.
1. If the distance between Pietermaritzburg and your destination in Durban is less than the safar distance (78km), then you should read full Salaah during your travel to Durban and during your stay in Durban.
2. From the time you leave Durban, since your destination is Johannesburg, you will be a musaafir throughout the way. Hence, you will perform qasar Salaah. Similarly, when you reach Johannesburg, if you stay at your destination for less than 15 days, then you will perform qasar Salaah.
And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.
Mufti Zakaria Makada
Checked & Approved:
Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)
This answer was collected from MuftiOnline.co.za, where the questions have been answered by Mufti Zakaria Makada (Hafizahullah), who is currently a senior lecturer in the science of Hadith and Fiqh at Madrasah Ta’leemuddeen, Isipingo Beach, South Africa.