Fatwa ID: 05995
Answered by: Maulana Burhaan Rahman
What’s the ruling of a Musafir. A person is travelling from Blackburn to London. He is staying for 15 nights. But at different Boroughs. Is he a Musafir throughout or not?
In the name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful
You will become a Musafir if you leave from Blackburn to London if you travel a distance of 54 miles.
It mentions in Rad Al Muhtar it mentions:
ويصير مسافرا إذا فارق بيوت المصر قاصدا مسيرة ثلاثة أيام ولياليها بسير الإبل ومشي الأقدام، ولا يزال على حكم السفر حتى يدخل مصره، أو ينوي الإقامة خمسة عشر يوما في مصر أو قرية، وإن نوى أقل من ذلك فهو مسافر وإن طال مقامه
And he becomes a traveller if he leaves one’s city/town, intending to walk three days and nights by riding camels and walking on foot, and he remains under the ruling on travel until he enters his city/town, or intends to stay fifteen days in (another) city or a village. And if he intends less than that, he is a traveller, even if his stay is long (unintended to stay for more than 15 days). [Rad al Muhtar Vol 2 page 123]
The distance which is given regarding one who becomes a Musafir is determined in farsakhs:
الْفَرْسَخُ ثَلَاثَةُ أَمْيَالٍ…و قيل ثمانية عشر
A farsakh is equivalent to three miles…and the amount to determine you as a Musafir is 18 farsakhs (54 miles) [Rad al Muhtar Vol 2 page 123]
The distance from Blackburn to London is over 200 miles so you do become a Musafir whichever borough you are in, you are a Musafir as it’s beyond the distance of 54 miles.
Only Allah knows best.
Written by Maulana Burhaan Rahman
Checked and approved by Mufti Mohammed Tosir Miah
Darul Ifta Birmingham