Q: We travelled from India on 4th Aug 4pm and reached our hotel in Makkah on 5th 00:30. We calculated our stay as 14 days (5 to 18) and we had intention that on 18th night or 19th morning we will leave for Mina. We left for Mina 19th morning 03:00am. We came back to Makkah on 23rd evening and stayed till 4th Sep. We offered qasar all in Makkah and during haj and then after coming from Haj as our stay at Makkah was not 15 days before leaving Mina and even after coming back from Haj it was not 15 days. Is it correct?
Few people calculate Mina, Arafat, Muzdalifa stay as in Makkah only, so as per them it is 30 days in Makkah and we should offer full salah. Is it correct?
And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.
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.