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Shortening salaah before 48 miles

Fatwaa ID: 594

Assalamu Alaykum dear ulema kiraam, if I intend to travel more than 80km and I stop after 50 km for Salah (while having intention to continue my safr). While I pray 2 rakats or 4? Jazakallahu khair

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

If a person sets out traveling with the intention to travel 48 miles/77 km or more, then he will start making qasr once he leaves his city/town. In the enquired situation, if the 50 km is outside of your city/town, then you will make qasr, 2 rak’ahs, of the applicable prayers.

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

07/24/1444 AH – 02/15/2023 CE | AMG1-2798

وصل اللهم وسلم وبارك على سيدنا محمد وعلى ءاله وصحبه أجمعين


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