Qasr Prayers During Hajj

Fatwa ID: 04462

Answered by: Alimah Sabrina Al-Faarsiyyah




Assalamu Alaikum.

I have a doubt regarding my salah during Hajj.

Based on my calculation, I was supposed to stay for 14 days in Makkah, therefore I was praying Qasar. During Hajj, I was also doing the same when praying alone. People from my group were offering full salah and told me that it is fifteen days (as some mufti told them). I didn't check with any mufti prior to leaving.


Due to this confusion, I offered a couple of full salah's on 11th Dhul Hijjah and then again corrected to Qasar Salah for the remaining 10 days.

1. Please tell me if the full salah is valid or not?

2. Is stopping full salah and continuing Qasar correct?

3. Will this impact Hajj? I am getting doubts if my Hajj is valid or not due to this confusion



بِسْمِ الله الرَّحْمنِ الرَّحِيْم

In the name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful




You mentioned that you travelled to Makkah for Hajj with the thought that you will be staying for fourteen days, thus you prayed qasr while you were there. However, due to some confusion, you performed some of your prayers as full and then went back to qasr afterwards.


As a traveller, who intended to stay for fourteen days, you were obliged to pray qasr.[1] If a traveller purposely prays full salah, this is prohibitively disliked. However, because you prayed your salah full due to confusion, your salah is still valid, so long as you sat in the first sitting and recited the tashahhud.[2]



Only Allah knows best

Written by Alimah Sabrina al-Faarsiyyah

Checked and approved by Mufti Mohammed Tosir Miah

Darul Ifta Birmingham



[1]‘Allamah Ibnu Abidin, Raddul Muhtar, V.2 Pg.729, Al-Maktabah Al-Ashrafiyyah

فَيَقْصُرُ إنْ نَوَى) الْإِقَامَةَ (فِي أَقَلَّ مِنْهُ) أَيْ فِي نِصْفِ شَهْرٍ

[2] ‘Allamah Ibnu Abidin, Raddul Muhtar, V.2 Pg.733, Al-Maktabah Al-Ashrafiyyah

فَلَوْ أَتَمَّ مُسَافِرٌ إنْ قَعَدَ فِي) الْقَعْدَةِ (الْأُولَى تَمَّ فَرْضُهُ وَ) لَكِنَّهُ (أَسَاءَ) لَوْ عَامِدًا لِتَأْخِيرِ السَّلَامِ وَتَرْكِ وَاجِبِ الْقَصْرِ وَوَاجِبِ تَكْبِيرَةِ افْتِتَاحِ النَّفْلِ وَخَلْطِ النَّفْلِ بِالْفَرْضِ، وَهَذَا لَا يَحِلُّ كَمَا حَرَّرَهُ الْقُهُسْتَانِيُّ بَعْدَ أَنْ فَسَّرَ أَسَاءَ بِأَثِمَ وَاسْتَحَقَّ النَّارَ (وَمَا زَادَ نَفْلٌ) كَمُصَلِّي الْفَجْرِ أَرْبَعًا (وَإِنْ لَمْ يَقْعُدْ بَطَلَ فَرْضُهُ) وَصَارَ الْكُلُّ نَفْلًا لِتَرْكِ الْقَعْدَةِ الْمَفْرُوضَةِ إلَّا إذَا نَوَى الْإِقَامَةَ

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