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Performing Qasr Salaah Due To Getting Lost


A person travels from Town A to Town B, its not safar distance, however he gets lost on the way and ends up driving for a total of 80 kms. will he make qasar in Town B?


No, he will not perform Qasr in the queried scenario because he did not intend to travel a Safr distance. The laws of Safr will only apply from the time he makes intention of Safr.

Checked and Approved By:

Mufti Muhammed Saeed Motara Saheb D.B.


وهو لا يتيسر إلا بالقصد فلهذا قال مريدا لأنه لو طاف جميع العالم بلا قصد سير ثلاثة أيام لا يصير مسافرا ولو قصد ولم يظهر ذلك بالفعل فكذلك فكان المعتبر في حق تغيير الأحكام اجتماعهما.
(مجمع الأنهر وملتقى الأبحر ج١ ص١٦٠ دار إحياء التراث العربي)
(الفتاوى الهندية جا ص١٣٩ مكتبة ماجدية) 

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