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Safar query

Fatwaa ID: 1608

Assalaamu 3laykum w r7matullah w barakatuh

A person travels from A to B with this as their intention.
From A to B is 45km.
At B, they decide to go to C.
B to C is 45km

  1. On the journey from B to C will they read qasr given that C is safr distance from A(home)?
  2. On reaching C, will they read qasr or full?
  3. If they have to read full salah, will it make a difference if at B they decide to alter their niyyah as follows: “I am now returning home via C.” Which in essence, changes C from the destination to a stop on the way back home.

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

  1. No. B to C is only 45 km. That is not safar distance. They will perform their salaah in full during the journey.
  2. Salaahs will be performed in full at C.
  3. If they decide to travel from B to A with a stop at C and the total travel is of safar distance, then qasr will be performed during this journey. This is obviously provided that C is further away from A, not in the direction of A.

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

01/22/1445 AH – 08/09/2023 CE | AML3-3573

وصل اللهم وسلم وبارك على سيدنا محمد وعلى ءاله وصحبه أجمعين


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