Ruling on prayer of a traveller


A traveller made an intention to stay in a certain place for 14 days or less. However, after 10 days he has decided to extend his stay for another 7 days. Should he now pray full rakat of Salaah since his total stay will be more than 14 days?


بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

He should still do qasar as he made the intention to stay for 7 days only. His last 10 days of stay does not count. Because 15 days is considered from the time he changed his intention and not from the beginning of his stay. Therefore, if he makes the intention to stay for another 15 days or more then he will pray full rakat of Salaah, otherwise he will keep doing qasar.

Allah knows best
Syed Hussain ibn Imamuddin
1 Muharram 1443 / 9 August 2021

Approved by
Mufti Muhammad Tahir Wadee (حفظه الله)
Darul Uloom Bury, UK


عَنْ جَابِرِ بْنِ عَبْدِ اللَّهِ، قَالَ أَقَامَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صلى الله عليه وسلم بِتَبُوكَ عِشْرِينَ يَوْمًا يَقْصُرُ الصَّلاَةَ. رواه أبو داود  ١٢٣٥

وعَنْ نَافِعٍ، أَنَّ ابْنَ عُمَرَ أَقَامَ بِأَذْرَبِيجَانَ سِتَّةَ أَشْهُرٍ يَقْصُرُ الصَّلَاةَ قَالَ: وَكَانَ يَقُولُ: «إِذَا أَزْمَعْتَ إِقَامَةً فَأَتِمَّ» رواه عبد الرزاق في المصمف ٤٣٣٩ 

وفي البحر الرائق: وقيد بنية الإقامة؛ لأنه لو دخل بلدا، ولم ينو أنه يقيم فيها خمسة عشر يوما، وإنما يقول غدا أخرج أو بعد غد أخرج حتى بقي على ذلك سنين قصر۔ 

وفي مراقي الفلاح: “وقصر إن نوى أقل منه” أي من نصف شهر “أو لم ينو” شيئا “وبقي” على ذلك “سنين” وهو ينوي الخروج في غد أو بعد جمعة لأن علقمة بن قيس مكث كذلك بخوارزم سنتين يقصر الصلاة۔

Published by Mufti Syed Hussain ibn Imamuddin

Mufti Syed Hussain (Founding director of An-Nidaa Academy) is a graduate of the very first Islamic Institute in Europe, Darul Uloom Al Arabiya Al Islamiya, Bury UK. Shaykh completed his diploma on Islamic theology in Darul Uloom Bury in 2007. Throughout the course he studied various subjects; Arabic language and grammar, Fiqh, Usoolul Fiqh, Balagah, Hadith (sihah sitta), Usoolul Hadith, and Tafsir. Among his respected Shuyukh and teachers were the likes of Shaykhul Hadith Yusuf Motala R.A. (1946 – 2019) founder of Darul Uloom Bury and many more institutes of its like, Shaykh Hashim, Shaykh Bilal Bawa, Mufti Shabbir, Mufti Muhammad Tahir Wadee, Shaykh Abdur Rahim Limbada and many others. May Allah preserve them. Shaykh devoted several years after graduation in studying Ifta course under the supervision of Shaykh Mufti Abdur Rahman (Shaykhul Hadith of Ishaatul Islam London, Khateeb of Shahjalal Mosque Manor park London and former Hadith teacher at Jamia Madania Kazir Bazar Sylhet, Bangladesh). Beside his teachers at Darul Uloom Bury he has also received ijazah (permission) of Hadith from the following Shuyukh: Shaykhul Hadith Shah Ahmad Shafi R.A (1920-2020), student of Shaykhul Islam Husain Ahmad Madani (r.a), and former Shaykhul Hadith and Rector of Al-Jamiatul Ahlia Darul Ulum Moinul Islam Hathazari, Bangladesh. Shaykh Mufti Muhammad Rafi Usmani The Grand Mufti of Pakistan and President of Darul Uloom Karachi. Shaykhul Hadith Mukhlisur Rahman Qiampuri Shaykhul Hadith of Jamia Islamia Umarpur, Sylhet, Bangladesh. Respected Shaykh authorized Mufti Syed Hussain with a high sanad (chain of narrators) which is as follows: Shaykh Mukhlisur Rahman Qiampuri from Shaykh Abbas Ali khanpuri (r.a) from Shaykh Abdur Rahman Amruhi (r.a) from Shaykh Fadhlur Rahman Ganj Muradabadi (r.a) from Shaykh Shah Abdul Aziz Dehlvi (r.a) from Musnadul Hind Shaykh Shah Wali Ullah Dehlvi (r.a) (Allah’s mercy be upon them all). After many years of dedication in studying Shaykh Syed Hussain went on to teaching. In order to utilise the knowledge in an easier and more modern method Shaykh decided set up an online foundation by the name of An-Nidaa Academy. As an acting director Shaykh intends to broadcast his valuable knowledge and experience to the students of deen. May Allah accept his effort to provide deeni knowledge to the masses, the effort of his Shuyukh and teachers, the effort of the staff and the effort of the student who has set down on the path to acquire knowledge of deen. Aameen.

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