Category: Prayer (Salaat)
Fatwa#: 39268
Asked Country: United States

Answered Date: Oct 23,2017

Title: Musafirs Salaah



My office is about 91 miles from home. I dirve to my office daily and come back. For Zuhr and asr prayer, do I need to do Qasr prayer? Will I be a travel for the prayers I am in my office? If yes, can I join zuhr and asr prayers being a traveller?




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

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

1)     If a person undertakes a journey of 48[1]miles or more, he will be a Musāfir [2] (traveler). He will have to perform Qasr Salah in Zohar, Asr, Esha Salah.

In your situation if you perform Zohar and Asr in your office, you will have to make Qasr.

2)     According to the Hanafi School of thought, every Salah must be performed at its prescribed time.

It is not permissible to join two Salats in one Salah time[3]. However, you may delay your Zohar until the end of Zohar time. When Asr time sets in, you perform your Asr Salah, these is apparent joining of two Salats but in its prescribed time.


And Allah Ta’āla Knows Best

Muhammad Yaasir Iunus Hussen

Student Darul Iftaa

Checked and Approved by,
Mufti Ebrahim Desai.

 وإذا فارق المسافر بيوت المصر صلى ركعتين لأن الإقامة تتعلق بدخولها فيتعلق السفر بالخروج عنها،[1]

ولا يزال على حكم السفر حتى ينوي الإقامة في بلدة أو قرية خمسة عشر يوما أو أكثر.

وإن نوى أقل من ذلك قصر؛

البناية شرح الهداية (315/16/14)


[2] فتاوى محموديه ج ٧ص٤٧


 فتاوى دار العلوم زكريا ج٢،ص٦٧٢[3]


(وَلَا جَمْعَ بَيْنَ فَرْضَيْنِ فِي وَقْتٍ بِعُذْرِ) سَفَرٍ وَمَطَرٍ خِلَافًا لِلشَّافِعِيِّ، وَمَا رَوَاهُ مَحْمُولٌ عَلَى الْجَمْعِ فِعْلًا لَا وَقْتًا (فَإِنْ جَمَعَ فَسَدَ لَوْ قَدَّمَ) الْفَرْضَ عَلَى وَقْتِهِ (وَحَرُمَ لَوْ عَكَسَ) أَيْ أَخَّرَهُ عَنْهُ (وَإِنْ صَحَّ) بِطَرِيقِ الْقَضَاءِ (إلَّا لِحَاجٍّ بِعَرَفَةَ وَمُزْدَلِفَةَ) كَمَا سَيَجِيءُ.

الدر المختار وحاشية ابن عابدين (رد المحتار) (1/ 381)

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