Fatwa ID: 01858
Answered by Mufti Mohammed Tosir Miah
What is the safar, who is musafir?
Does the purpose of travel affect dispensations for mussafir in the Hanafi madhhab?
The majority of scholars agree that the minimum required distance for a person to be considered a Musaafir is 4 Burud which is equivalent to 16 Farsakh or 48 (Shariah Miles) or 88 Kilometres or 55 English miles. (Raddul Muhtar p.725 v.2)
The Prophet of Allah used to designate a day and a night journey as travel and Saaiduna Ibn Abbas and Saaiduna Ibn Umar used to shorten the prayer and open their fast at a journey of 4 Burd and it was 16 Farsakh. (Sahih Bukhari p.147 v.1)
When a person becomes a Musafir it is obligatory upon him to pray two rakats for Zuhr, Asr and Isha and also there is the option of not to fast in the month of Ramadhan.
Only Allah Knows Best
Mohammed Tosir Miah
Darul Ifta Birmingham