Legal Rulings of Travel : A Reader

This reader gathers many resources on different subjects on the legal rulings related to travel, such as combining prayers, and fasting. For more, also see The Etiquette of Traveling: A Comprehensive SeekersHub Reader General Guidance Traveling on Friday: Disliked or Not? When am I Considered a Traveller? (Shafi’i) What Is Considered to Be a City Boundary When Traveling?  Parental […]

The Etiquette of Travelling: A Comprehensive SeekersHub Reader

The etiquette of travelling forms the 17th chapter of Imam Al-Ghazali’s seminal work, the Ihya, which is widely regarded as the greatest work on Islamic spirituality in the world. Travelling To Awaken Your “Anesthetized” Heart, by Dr Yousuf Patel Is the Hostel Life Foreign to the Sunna? Do My Financial Difficulties Allow Me to Travel […]

I Study Abroad – Should I Shorten My Prayers During My Visit Back Home?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Assalam alaikum, I study in Canada. I am visiting my parents for 2 weeks in Saudi Arabia and then will go back to Canada. Should I shorten my prayers during my visit back home? Answer: Wa alaikum assalam wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh, I pray that this message finds you […]

Traveling Daily During Ramadan

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Salams brother, I will travel daily at least 100 Kilometers due to work. Should I count this as a travel for exemption from Fasting? How about prayers? reduced or full? Answer: Wa alaikum assalam wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh, I pray that you are in the best of health and […]

Travelling to Parents’ Home for Less Than 15 Days

Answered by Shaykh Faraz A. Khan Question: If one travels to one’s parents’ home (which is more than 80 km from the city oneself lives in) for less than 15 days, does one pray qasr? Answer: Assalamu alaikum wa rahmatullah, I pray this finds you in the best of health and states. If one does […]

Questions Regarding Prayer While Traveling

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: I had a few questions regarding prayer while traveling. 1. If a person is traveling while maghrib enters and stops when the preferred time for ‘isha enters, would maghrib be prayed as a qada’ prayer? If it won’t be prayed as a qada’ prayer, then would be the prayer of […]

Shortening Prayers as a Traveler When Praying in Congregation (Shafi’i)

Answered by Shaykh Omar Qureshi Question: In the Shafi’i school, as a traveler, does one shorten the ishaa prayer (or other prayers) if one prays in a congregation behind an imam? Answer: Assalamu ‘alaikum. In the Shafi’i school, if one is a traveler, one may shorten prayers the afternoon (zuhr), midafternoon (‘asr), and nightfall (‘isha) prayers […]

A Real Life Case Study of When to Shorten Prayers and Refrain from Fasting When Traveling

Answered by Shaykh Faraz A. Khan Question: I was wondering if you could help me figure out how I should have prayed and fasted during each of the periods given below. On June 19th, I left my home city of New York to fly to Atlanta, GA. I then made my way by shuttle to […]

When Is a Person Considered a Traveler Who Can Shorten Their Prayers?

Answered by Sidi Tabraze Azam Question: As-salamu Alaykum. I pray you’re in the best of health! I’m a student at Uni and my question is regarding shortening prayers. First of all what is the distance that causes one to shorten his prayers? (I’m not certain of the ‘exact’ figure according to the Hanafi Madhab) Also […]

A Traveler Praying Behind a Resident Imam: Do I Shorten My Prayers?

Answered by Sidi Waseem Hussain Question: My question is with regards to the salah of the traveller. When one is reading behind the imam then how is this prayed? My question is really with regards to going for Umrah or Hajj. If the period is less than 15 days then how can one leave his/her […]