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Musaafir praying full salaah

Fatwaa ID: 1612

Question : if you travel to visit with a relative more than 100 miles you are technically a musaafir and will pray accordingly. Some people were saying that if you have the comfort of home then you could pray your normal fard sakah. Is there any credibility to this claim?
To be clear.. Having the comfort of home at your relative’s place who lives more than 100 miles from your home.

In the Name of Allaah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.
As-salaamu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullaahi wa-barakaatuh.

According to the Hanafi legal school, a musaafir must perform qasr of the applicable salaahs when he performs them alone or as an imaam. He may not perform the salaahs in full irrespective of his situation or comfort. The other legal schools permit a musaafir to perform the salaahs in full. However, most prefer the musaafir to make qasr even if he is in a comfortable setting. One must obviously follow the rulings of his legal school.

If a musaafir is praying behind an imaam, then he will follow the imaam. If the imaam makes qasr, then he too will make qasr. If the imaam prays in full as a muqeem, then he will also pray in full. He cannot make salaam after two if his imaam is praying four. His salaah will be invalid.

And Allaah Ta’aala knows best.
Mufti Muajul I. Chowdhury
Darul Iftaa New York

01/23/1445 AH – 08/10/2023 CE | AMG1-3319

وصل اللهم وسلم وبارك على سيدنا محمد وعلى ءاله وصحبه أجمعين


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