when one should start reading qasr salaah

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Date: Tuesday, May 01, 2012





Please advise when one should start reading qasr salaah. eg. If one intends travelling from Johannesburg to Cape Town by aeroplane, can one start reading qasr salaah from Johannesburg airport as one hass already embarked on teh journey – even though the airport is less than 88km from one's house.







Muhtaram / Muhtaramah


In the Name of Allāh, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.

As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullāh wa-barakātuh.


One becomes a musafir as soon as he leaves the limits of his village/town/city, when he has intended to travel more than the distance of safr. Therefore, if you live in the town/city where the Airport is situated, you cannot make qasr at the Airport; but if you are living in another town or city, you will have to make qasr at the Airport.


Fatawa Mahmoodiyah Vol.7 Pgs.486 & 522 – Jami’ah Farooqiyah



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