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Last updated: 27th March 2024
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Assalamualaikum, hope you're well. I'm a university student in a city 112 miles from my family home. Upon previous advice, and as I consider my university city home as I spend a vast majority of my time there during the academic year, I shortened my prayers anytime I visited my family for less than 15 days. According to hanafi fiqh, have I erred? If I have, how do I go about quantifying how much qaza I have to pray as I don't have any accurate record as to how many times I've done this? Jazakallah khayr

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

الجواب حامدا ومصليا

The place of study I.e. university will be your place of residence. So if you intend to stay there for more than 15 days or more you will become like a resident praying full Salah, unless you intend to travel or stay there less than 15 days then you will pray Qasr Salah (shorten prayer).

Your home will be your permanent residence. So when you visit your home you will pray full Salah.

Those Salah that you incorrectly prayed, Allah forgives you. So you don’t need to repeat those years of Salah.
(فتاوي محموديه ٧/٣٧٠)

And Allah knows best

12 Dhul Hijja 1445/ 19 June 2024

Answer last updated on:
20th June 2024
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Ulamaa ID 04
Location: London