Friday Prayer and Travel. [ Shafi’i ]

Answered by Shaykh Farid Dingle Question: Assalamu alaykum I am travelling on a Friday at 15:00. Jumu’ah time has already come in but there is no time to make Jumu’ah at a local masjid and still catch my flight. Is it acceptable to pray Dhuhr as a traveler on the flight and miss Jumu’ah at […]

2019 Istanbul Calligraphy Retreat

    The 2019 Istanbul Calligraphy Retreat is a unique opportunity for aspiring calligraphers to spend a month under the apprenticeship of master calligraphers in Istanbul. The retreat will consist of direct instruction in the Islamic fine arts, along with lectures and excursions to visit senior calligraphers – both living and passed –  along with […]

Adab 08: The Proprieties of Travel

Ustadh Tabraze Azam writes on the proprieties of travel and how one can make even a simple journey an act of true worship. True, meaningful journeying is found in spiritual wayfaring. In other words, the journey from sin and disobedience to righteous acts and godfearingness, from heedlessness to presence, from distance to proximity, and from […]

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 […]

Can I Follow Another Madhhab When Traveling?

Ustadh Tabraze Azam is asked about taking a dispensation from another madhhab in one thing and how that affects other actions. Question: Assalam alaykum wa rahmat Allah wa barakatuh. I am Hanafi. In the Hanafi madhhab, it is not permissible for a woman to travel without a mahram. However, this website states that their is […]

When Should I Shorten My Prayers?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Assalam alaykum If I am going for work from Peshawar to Nowshera then back to Mardan and then Takht Bhai the total distance is more than 100km but the distance between Takht Bhai and our home is 70 to 74 miles on the map. Should I shorten my prayers? […]

How to Calculate the Distance Between Two Cities to Know If I Am a Traveler?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Assalam alaykum Is the distance to be considered a traveler determined by the straight line distance one is from his home city or is it determined by the total distance it takes to travel to the city? For example, I often travel to a city that is a straight […]

Should I Shorten My Prayers in a Plane That Has Landed?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Assalam alaykum When person travels by plane, can he still shorten his prayers when the plane lands at the runway if the Airport is within one’s home city limits? Answer: Wa alaikum assalam wa rahmatullah, No, you cannot shorten your prayers within your home city. A traveller continues to […]

How Make up My Missed Prayers from Travel?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Assalam alaykum I’ve a lot of prayers to make up. I also travel quite a bit as well. I do not know how many traveler’s prayers I missed, but I know how many prayers I have to catch up on. Can I pray all my prayers at full length? […]

Can I Travel by Plane Without a Mahram?

Answered by Shaykh Umer Mian Question: Assalamu alaykum I am willing to study in a city that is 50 minutes by plane away from my family. When I will there I’ll be residing in a very safe place. Is it permissible for a woman to fly a distance of about 350 miles (50 minutes) alone? […]