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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 […]

The Traveler’s Prayer, Mixing Madhabs, and Maliki Reference Works

Answered by Shaykh Rami Nsour Question: Assalamu ‘aleikum. I have a few Maliki fiqh questions. 1. I currently live in one city and study in another city that is 163 km away from my city of residence. I travel there by train and it takes approximately 1 hour and 10 minutes. Can I consider myself […]

Do I Make Up My Prayer as a Resident or a Traveler?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: As salamu alaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh, I am a traveler on my way back to my home city and the time for Zuhr starts. I don’t have wudu and by the time I enter my city boundaries there are approx. 30 mins left before Asr starts. However, due […]

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 […]

The Definition of a Resident Person & Traveler

Answered by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani Question: I’ll be leaving to live in a rural town (>51 miles from home) for 3 weeks for university placements. However, after 3 or so days, I’ll be coming back home for Eid, and then going back to this town for another 2 weeks. Because I’Il initially be there for […]

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 […]

Missed Prayers While Traveling: Does One Make Them Up Shortened?

Answered by Sidi Salman Younas Question: Does one pray missed prayers during a state of traveler in full if making them up while resident? Answer: assalamu `alaykum No, prayers missed while one was a traveler are made up as they were missed, namely shortened. Therefore, a Dhuhr prayer, for example, missed while a traveler is […]

Shortening Prayers when Traveling for Leisure?

Answered by Sidi Tabraze Azam Question: Can you please tell me if it is permissible to shorten prayers if one travels to a location which is over 120 km. Note that I just plan to stay there for an afternoon and possibly the evening hours. I am just curious as to whether my situation is […]