Fatwa: # 28542
Category: Prayer (Salaat)
Country: South Africa
Date: 2nd March 2014


Traveling and Qasr Salaah


If someone travels for business purpose which is more than 48 miles away, will they do qasr for any namaaz which come in between? 


In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.

As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullāhi wa-barakātuh.

When you intend to travel for 48 miles or more, then the moment you left the boundaries of your city you will read two raka’āt instead of four raka’āt of Salāh in Ðuhur, Ἀṣar and Ἰshā until you re-enter the boundaries of your city. As such, you will do qasar for any Namāz that comes in between.[i]

And Allah Ta’āla Knows Best

Khalil Johnson

Student Darul Iftaa

Checked and Approved by,
Mufti Ebrahim Desai

[i] متن بداية المبتدي في فقه الإمام أبي حنيفة, علي بن أبي بكر بن عبد الجليل الفرغاني المرغيناني، أبو الحسن برهان الدين, 593هـ, , مكتبة ومطبعة محمد علي صبح – القاهرة, 1

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