Musaafir intending to extend his stay

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Q: I travelled musaafir distance to one town and had a niyyah to stay for seven days. After seven days I decided to stay another 9 days. Will I be a musafir because my intention was to stay for only 7 days. Now my new intention is 9 days which is less than 15 days.


A: You will still remain a musaafir.

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, 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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