My trip to Pretoria was scheduled to last for about 15 days or possibly a day or two longer. My understanding is regardless of how long I intend staying – Qasar Salaah rules will be applicable on the day to and from my home i.e. first and last days.
Is this correct?
If you come from your home town Durban and stay 15 days or more in Pretoria, you would be considered a Muqeem in Pretoria, which means that you will perform full Salaah for the duration of your stay there. As soon as you leave for Safar (travel) and exit the boundary of your home town, the laws of Safar would apply and you will make Qasar en-route; but as soon as you enter the boundary of Pretoria with the intention of staying 15 days or more, the laws of safar would terminate and you shall remain Muqeem for the duration of your stay of 15 days or beyond.
Similarly, when on the last day you leave Pretoria for Durban, then as soon as you leave the boundary of Pretoria the laws of safar will apply and will thereafter terminate upon entering the boundary of Durban.
Checked and Approved By:
Mufti Muhammed Saeed Motara Saheb D.B.
وفى المحيط البرهاني: قال محمد رحمه الله: ويقصر حين يخرج من مصره ويخلف دور المصر، وفي موضع آخر يقول: ويقصر إذا جاوز عمرانات المصر قاصدا مسيرة ثلاثة أيام ولياليها، وهذا لأنه ما دام فى عمران المصر فهو لا يعد مسافرا…
( المحيط البرهانى فى الفقه النعمانى ٣٨٧/٢)