Fatwa: # 42248
Category: Travel
Date: 29th May 2020


Do I have to offer Qasr Salah or full four Rakat of Zuhr?


I settled over here in England UK in Bolton, Lancashire. I intend to travel 77 km or more I have to offer my Johr Salah Qasr. If I started journey to London and somehow I have stop in Manchester which is out of my own town Bolton's boundry. So here in Manchester do I have to offer Qasr Salah  or full four Rakat ofJohr.


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

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

In principle, a person will perform qasr salaah once he leaves the boundaries of his city[1] and intends to travel for 78 kilometres[2] or more.

Accordingly, you will perform Qasr Salaah in Manchester.

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, [2] 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


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