What Is the Ruling for the Traveler Moving around the Country for Fifteen Days?

Hanafi Fiqh

Answered by Shaykh Abdul-Rahim Reasat


I am traveling to London intending to be there for three weeks. However, I will not be there continuously for the whole period. Within the first week, I will travel to Leeds for a day trip, leave in the morning and return at night. Am I a traveller during my time I’m London?


No, you will be considered a resident during your stay in London. You’re deciding to stay there for more than fifteen days, so journeying to and intending to stay in a different place for less than that won’t change your status in London. [Shurunbulali, Maraqi al-Falah]

May Allah bless you with the best of both worlds.

[Shaykh] Abdul-Rahim Reasat
Checked and Approved by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

Shaykh Abdul-Rahim Reasat began his studies in Arabic Grammar and Morphology in 2005. After graduating with a degree in English and History he moved to Damascus in 2007 where, for 18 months, he studied with many erudite scholars. In late 2008 he moved to Amman, Jordan, where he continued his studies for the next six years in Sacred Law (fiqh), legal theory (Usul al-fiqh), theology, hadith methodology, hadith commentary, and Logic. He was also given licenses of mastery in the science of Quranic recital and he was able to study an extensive curriculum of Quranic sciences, tafsir, Arabic grammar, and Arabic eloquence.