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The law of a Musaafir

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Q: I will be going on a journey and staying for longer than 15 days (depart on 24/12/2013 return on 11/01/2014). Must I perform full salaat from the time I leave home? Also while on the road to my destination. Kindly clarify for me.

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A: If you are travelling for seventy eight kilometers or more, then you will be regarded as a musaafir. During the journey towards your destination, you will perform qasr. Once you reach your destination, since you are staying for more than fifteen days, you will perform full Salaah. Upon your return journey, if you travel for seventy eight kilometers or more, you will again perform qasr Salaah.

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

من ( من خرج من عمارة موضع إقامته ) من جانب خروجه وإن لم يجاوز من الجانب الآخر ( قاصدا ) ولو كافرا ومن طاف الدنيا بلا قصد لم يقصر ( مسيرة ثلاثة أيام ولياليها ) من أقصر أيام السنة ولا يشترط سفر كل يوم إلى الليل بل إلى الزوال ولا اعتبار بالفراسخ على المذهب ( بالسير الوسط مع الاستراحات المعتادة ) حتى لو أسرع فوصل في يومين قصر ولو لموضع طريقان أحدهما مدة السفر والآخر أقل قصر في الأول لا الثاني ( صلى الفرض الرباعي ركعتين ) وجوبا (الدر المختار 2/ 121-123)

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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