Will a person who has two houses in different countries perform full salaah or qasar salaah?

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Q: I lived in South africa for many years, then for some reason I moved to another country with my whole family. However, I still have my house in South Africa and I have the intention to come back and live in this house after a few years.

My question is that if I come to my house in South Africa for 3 days just to see if everything is alright, will I be a musaafir or not?


A: If you have not given up this residence and you have your essentials in this house then this will be treated as your second residence.

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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