Fatwa: # 42134
Category: Prayer (Salaat)
Date: 1st April 2019


Should I offer qasar salaah?


Asalam Ulkum,

My home town where my parents and family is Abbottabad. Every week I have to travel to Islamabad  for job about 140 Km away from Abbottabad. I have studied here in Islamabad and stayed over 15 days many times  but now from last 8 years after my marriage every weekend I have to travel to Abbottabad. Every week my internsion is only for 5 days in Islamabad i.e Monday morning to Friday evening. I dont have any intesnions to move permentaly to Islamabad but have the intensions to carry on this job.

Whould I offer Full Namaz or Qasar in Islamabad???


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

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

In principle, if you intend to travel for 78 kilometres[1] or more and do not have intention of staying at your destination for more than fifteen days[2], you will be considered a musaafir. Accordingly, you will read Qasr Salaah in Karachi as long as you don’t intend staying there for fifteen days or more.

And Allah Ta’āla Knows Best

Aboobakr Siddeeq bin Mufti Amjad Mohammad

Student Darul Iftaa

Azaadville, Johannesburg, South Africa

Checked and Approved by,
Mufti Ebrahim Desai.


[1] شرح مختصر الطحاوي للجصاص (2/ 88)

قال أبو جعفر: (ومن سافر يريد ميرة ثلاثة أيام فصاعدًا: قصر الصلاة إذا جاوز بيوت مصره، ون سافر يريد دون ذلك: لم يقصر).

النتف في الفتاوى للسغدي (1/ 76)

وَيصير الرجل مُسَافِرًا بشيئين

1 - بِخُرُوجِهِ من بَلَده

2 - مَعَ نِيَّة السّفر

تحفة الفقهاء (1/ 147)

قَالَ عُلَمَاؤُنَا ثَلَاثَة أَيَّام ولياليها يسير الْإِبِل ومشي الْأَقْدَام هَذَا جَوَاب ظَاهر الرِّوَايَة


[2]  الأصل للشيباني ط قطر (1/ 232)

قلت: أرأيت إذا سافر مسيرة ثلاثة أيام فصاعداً فقدم المصر الذي خرج إليه أيتم الصلاة؟ قال: إن كان يريد أن يقيم فيه خمسة عشر يوماً أتم الصلاة، وإن كان لا يدري متى يخرج قصر الصلاة.

النتف في الفتاوى للسغدي (1/ 76)

مَا يصير بِهِ الرجل مُقيما

وَيصير مُقيما بشيئين

1 - أَحدهمَا إِذا عزم عَليّ إِقَامَة خَمْسَة عشر يَوْمًا

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