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Q: Is it allowed to have 2 watan iqamah at one time?

Does leaving my “watan iqamah”, make my watan iqamah no longer my watan iqamah?

(Does traveling from my watan iqamah make my watan iqamah batil)?

For example – London is my watan iqamah (I’m staying there with intention of 2 years), if I travel to Rome from London, and then I have a flight to Dubai from Rome with a 1 day layover in London. When I’m in London for 1 day, will I pray full or qasr? Basically, when I left my watan iqamah for a few days, will that make my watan iqama null and void? Even if I plan on coming back to it after some time?


A: You will read qasr.

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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