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Performing Qasr Salaah Due To Getting Lost

Question

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?

Answer

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.

References

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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