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Qadhaa of salaah missed during travels

Fatwaa ID: 255

Assalamu alaikum,
If you are traveling back from a long trip and you miss a prayer, should you complete the qaza praying with 4 fard or is it halved. For example, if you are 300 miles away from home and asr salah has begun but you are unable to pray it, by the time you reach home and want to make it up, should you pray the qaza prayer in half?


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

At the outset, we wish to remind you that it is not permissible to miss one’s salaah even when traveling. It is very rare that one will not be able to pray the salaah during travels. He must ensure that he prioritizes his salaah. Without his salaah, his travels will be void of barakah and khayr. It will only be a means of regret for him.
Nevertheless, in the unfortunate situation where salaah was missed during travels, i.e., the salaah time came to an end while he was still a musaafir, he will make qadhaa of it as qasr. However, if he was no longer a musaafir by the time the salaah time ended, then he will have to perform it in full. Sincere tawbah and istighfaar must be made.

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

06/09/1444 AH – 01/02/2023 CE

وصل اللهم وسلم وبارك على سيدنا محمد وعلى ءاله وصحبه أجمعين


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