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Question By : Nilofer Kabir

In Hajj we are out for about 40 days.But destinations keep on changing.We read Qasar salaah in Mina, Arafaat,
& Muzdalifah as per Hajj.If we have arrived 10 days before Hajj to Makkah, should we read Qasar in Masjid Al-Haram or full as we read with Jamaat?And if we stay 15-20 days after Hajj in Makkah then should salaah be Qasar in Masjid Al-Haram?
What about the salaah in the 8 days stay in Madinah?Should it be Qasar or full as we read with jamaat?


Reply By : Mohd. Shihabuddin Qasmi
Designation : ODI, MMERC, Mumbai 

In the name of the most gracious the most merciful
Assalamo Alaikum
Dear Sister in Islam
The answer of your question is as follows:
A Musafir (one who travels more than 48 mile distance) has to complete four Raka-yat obligatory Salat as a Muqeem (dweller) if he offers Salat in congregation which is leading by a Moqeem Imam whether in Masjid Al-Haram or anywhere else. (Hada-yah, Qudori 35)

A Musafir will remain as a Musafir until and unless he intends to stay in one place whether Madina, Makkah or elsewhere for 15 days or more. And if he intends to stay in a place less than 15 days or stays 15 or more than 15 days but without intention of the same or he is not sure about his journey then he will offer Qasar Salat in all the places. (Hada-yah V: 1P: 141)
Allah knows the best

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