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Last updated: 10th August 2006
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10th August 2006

assalamu alaykum
after travelling how many miles will one become a musafir,for shafiee madhab? is there any harm if one prays their full salah?

Ulamaa ID 04
Answer last updated on:
24th October 2006
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Ulamaa ID 04
Location: London

Al-jawab billahi at-taufeeq (the answer with Allah's guidance)

According to the Shaf'i Madhab one will become a Musafir by travelling approximately 16 Farsakh, which is 48 miles. Because 1 Farsakh= 3 miles * 16 Farsakh= 48 miles.
(Ma'arifus Sunan Vol. 4 Pg. 473, Darse Tirmidhi Vol. 2 Pg. 328)

Also, according to Imam Shaf'i to do Qasr (shortening of prayers) is Rukhsah (permit) and as for praying full will be virtues. (Sharhul Muhazzab Vol. 4 Pg. 335, Darse Tirmidhi Vol. 2 Pg. 321),

Therefore, it is permissible and virtues to pray the full Salah.

And Only Allah Ta'ala Knows Best.