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Rules of Salaah for a Musaafir (traveller)

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Nasihah (Advice): The hundred stages in Jannah

 

Sayyiduna Abu Hurayrah Radhiyallahu Anhu reports that Rasulullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam said: …“In Jannah there are a hundred stages which Allah has prepared for those who fight in His Cause; and the distance between any two of those stages is like the distance between the heaven and the earth.” (Bukhari)

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Question and Answer:

 

  1.   As -Salaam-Hu-Allaikum Can u please explain to me how do I perform my salaat when I’m travelling and when I get to a destination and stay there less than 15days,Jazakallah . KIND REGARDS

 

(Question published as received)

 

 

  1. A person who intends to travel a distance of 78 kilometres or 48 miles or more (from the boundaries of one’s city/town) is categorized as a Musaafir (traveller).

If a Musaafir (traveller) intends to remain at a destination for less than fifteen days, he will also be categorized as a Musaafir (traveller). However, if a Musaafir (traveller) intends to remain at a destination for fifteen days or more, he will only be categorized as a Musaafir (traveller) during his journey. Once he reaches his destination, he will not be categorized as a Musaafir (traveller).

 

As such, if you intend to travel a distance of 78 kilometres or 48 miles or more and stay at a destination for less than fifteen days, you will be categorized as a Musaafir (traveller) during your journey and once you reach your destination.

 

A Musaafir (traveller) will make Qasr i.e. perform two Rakaats of Fardh Salaah instead of a four Rakaats Fardh Salaah. Qasr will be made in the Fardh Salaahs of Zuhr, Asr and Esha Salaahs. There is no Qasr in the Fardh Salaahs of Fajr and Maghrib Salaahs. Similarly, there is no Qasr in Witr, Sunnah and Nafl Salaahs.

 

The Sunnah and Nafl Salaahs should be performed if a person is not in a hurry whilst travelling. (Nurul Idaah 99-102)

 

And Allah Ta’ala Knows Best

Mufti Ismaeel Bassa

 

Confirmation:

Mufti Ebrahim Desai

 

(The answer hereby given is specifically based on the question asked and should be read together with the question asked. Islamic rulings on this Q&A newsletter are answered in accordance to the Hanafi Fiqh unless otherwise stated.) 

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