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Will a person qualify as a musaafir if he travels safar distance weekly from his home town?

Answered according to Hanafi Fiqh by Muftionline.co.za

Q: From last four years, every week Monday I travel from my native town to 150 KM for work (working in IT company) and I stay there till Friday evening, I stay with my friends in a rental house, then I return to my native town by Friday night, and I stay in my native town till Monday morning. My question is that while I stay in my working area (i.e. Monday morning to Friday evening) whether I have to shorten my prayer or I have to pray regularly (i.e. four rakaats)?

Bismillaah

A: You will be a musaafir and hence, you will perform qasar Salaah.

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

 

Answered by:

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.

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