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Does one remain a Musaafir until one enters ones hometown or upon entering ones home?

Answered according to Hanafi Fiqh by TheMufti.com

Q. On the topic of being mussafir, when do you stop reading Qasr? 

Some people say you stop when you get to your home (which means if you stop at someone else’s home you are still mussafir even though it’s in your home boundary) or would you stop as soon as you in your home town boundary. 


A. A Shari’ traveller (Musaafir) will continue to perform short (Qasr) Salaah until he/she enters the boundaries of his/her city/hometown. Therefore, if one enters the boundaries of his/her city/hometown, one’s status of a Shari’ traveller will end and one will perform full Salaah even if one stopped at another location or at someone’s else’s home within the boundaries of his/her city/hometown. (Fataawa Raheemiyyah 5/173)

Allah Ta’ala Knows Best

Mufti Ismaeel Bassa

This answer was collected from TheMufti.com, which is a fatwa portal managed by Mufti Ismaeel Bassa from South Africa.

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