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Masbooq musaafir

Fatwaa ID: 1236

Question:

Assalam o Alaikum

I happened to travel over 100 miles round trip (to attend funeral) meaning I was musafir

When I arrived, imam was in rukooh already so I joined the salat and found it was last rakaat when imam said Salaam

I didn’t say Salam and completed my 2 rakaat and said salam thinking I am musafir

Now I am questioning if I should have read 4 rakaats instead of 2?

Answer:

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

As-salaamu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullaahi wa-barakaatuh.

In principle, if a musaafir prays behind a muqeem imaam, then he will follow him and perform the salaah in full. Similarly, if he comes and joins the salaah late as a masbooq, then too he will complete salaah in full. In the enquired situation, you are supposed to perform 4 rak’ahs, not 2. You must make qadhaa of the said salaah. Qadhaa however will be 2 rak’ahs only in the enquired situation.

And Allaah Ta’aala knows best.

Mufti Muajul I. Chowdhury

Darul Iftaa New York

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وصل اللهم وسلم وبارك على سيدنا محمد وعلى ءاله وصحبه أجمعين

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تبيين الحقائق شرح كنز الدقائق وحاشية الشلبي (1/ 213)
قال – رحمه الله – (وإن اقتدى مسافر بمقيم في الوقت صح وأتم) هكذا روي عن ابن عباس وابن عمر ولأنه تبع لإمامه فيتغير فرضه إلى أربع كما يتغير بنية الإقامة لاتصال المغير بالسبب وهو الوقت، وإن أفسده يصلي ركعتين؛ لأن لزوم الأربع للمتابعة وقد زالت بخلاف ما لو اقتدى به بنية النفل، ثم أفسد حيث يلزمه الأربع؛ لأنه بالشروع التزم صلاة الإمام قصدا وفي مسألتنا لم يلتزم قصدا وإنما قصد إسقاط الفرض عن ذمته وتغير فرضه حكما للمتابعة وقد زالت قال – رحمه الله –

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