From where should one begin counting the safar distance?

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Q: Does a person start counting the distance for a musaafir from their suburb or town border because I was told that some ulama say it has changed to suburb?


A: If you are living in a suburb then you will start calculating the distance from the end of the residential area of the suburb.

And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.


Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)

This answer was collected from, 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.

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