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How Do I Pray After Returning From Travel before the Prayer Time Exits?

Hanafi Fiqh

Answered by Shaykh Yusuf Weltch

Question

What is the ruling regarding the prayer of one who was traveling but returns home before the prayer time exits?

Answer

In the Name of Allah, the Most Merciful and Compassionate

If you return from traveling prior to the exit of the prayer time, you must pray the full prayer. [Shurunbulali, Maraqi al-Falah]

The consideration in this matter is at the end time of the prayer. Thus, if one were home at the beginning of the time, and then traveled, one would shorten the prayer. If one were traveling in the beginning of a prayer time then returned before it’s end time, they will pray the full prayer. [Shurunbulali, Maraqi al-Falah]

Hope this helps

Allah knows best

[Shaykh] Yusuf Weltch
Checked and Approved by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

Shaykh Yusuf Weltch is a teacher of Arabic, Islamic law, and spirituality. After accepting Islam in 2008, he completed four years at the Darul Uloom seminary in New York, where he studied Arabic and the traditional sciences. He then traveled to Tarim, Yemen, where he stayed for three years studying in Dar Al-Mustafa under some of the greatest scholars of our time, including Habib Umar Bin Hafiz, Habib Kadhim al-Saqqaf, and Shaykh Umar al-Khatib. In Tarim, Shaykh Yusuf completed the memorization of the Qur’an and studied beliefs, legal methodology, hadith methodology, Qur’anic exegesis, Islamic history, and several texts on spirituality. He joined the SeekersGuidance faculty in the summer of 2019.