A Musafir Travelling to Yorkshire, Bradford and Leeds

Fatwa ID: 03623

Answered by: Maulana Muddasser Dedhy

 

Question

Assalaamu alaykum 

 
A person, who lives in London, has family in Bradford and Leeds. He intends to stay for three weeks in Yorkshire, spending the weekdays with his family in Bradford and the weekends with his family in Leeds. In this case, should he pray salahtul qasr throughout the duration of his stay in Yorkshire or not? 
 
Jazak Allahu khayr 

 

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

In the Name of Allah, The Most Gracious, The Most-Merciful


 

Answer:

A person is considered to be a musafir when they exit the boundaries of their locality intending to travel the safr distance (88.8 kilometres) or more. However, if one intends to stay at the place they are travelling to for 15 nights or more, one will be a muqeem there.  

 

Given that Bradford and Leeds are both considered to be cities in their own right, by making the intention of staying 3 weeks in Yorkshire and spending the weekdays in Bradford and the weekends in Leeds one will not become a muqeem and will there perform qasr in both Bradford and Leeds.[1]

 

 

Only Allah knows best 

Written by Maulana Muddasser Dhedhy 

Checked and approved by Mufti Mohammed Tosir Miah

Darul Ifta Birmingham   

 

 


[1] 1 وَلَوْ نَوَى الْإِقَامَةَ خَمْسَةَ عَشَرَ يَوْمًا فِي مَوْضِعَيْنِ فَإِنْ كَانَ كُلٌّ مِنْهُمَا أَصْلًا بِنَفْسِهِ نَحْوَ مَكَّةَ وَمِنًى وَالْكُوفَةِ وَالْحِيرَةِ لَا يَصِيرُ مُقِيمًا وَإِنْ كَانَ أَحَدُهُمَا تَبَعًا لِلْآخَرِ حَتَّى تَجِبَ الْجُمُعَةُ عَلَى سُكَّانِهِ يَصِيرُ مُقِيمًا. وَلَوْ نَوَى الْإِقَامَةَ خَمْسَةَ عَشَرَ يَوْمًا بِقَرْيَتَيْنِ النَّهَارُ فِي إحْدَاهُمَا وَاللَّيْلُ فِي الْأُخْرَى يَصِيرُ مُقِيمًا إذَا دَخَلَ الَّتِي نَوَى الْبَيْتُوتَةَ فِيهَا، هَكَذَا فِي مُحِيطِ السَّرَخْسِيِّ، وَلَا يَصِيرُ مُقِيمًا بِدُخُولِهِ أَوَّلًا فِي الْقَرْيَةِ الْأُخْرَى، كَذَا فِي الْخُلَاصَةِ. )الفتاوى الهندية ج 1 ص 154. دار الكتب العلمية) 

(ولا تصح نية الإقامة ببلدتين لم يعين المبيت بإحداهما) وكل واحدة أصل بنفسها وإذا كانت تابعة كقرية يجب على ساكنها الجمعة تصح الإقامة بدخول أيتهما وكذا تصح إذا عين المبيت بواحدة من البلدتين لأن الإقامة تضاف لمحل المبيت )مراقي الفلاح ص 426. دار الكتب العلمية) 

 

 

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