When is a person considered a traveller?

بسم اللــــه الرحمـــــــــن الرحيم

▪️When is a person considered a traveller?▪️

Our Shaykh, Muhammad ibn Hizaam -may Allaah preserve him- was asked the following question:

? Question:

At what stage of a journey does one assume the status of being a ‘traveller’, whereby he is allowed to break his fast and combine between prayers?

? Answer:

This occurs once he passes the (last) homes within the confindes of his residency; if he resides in a village that is.

And if he resides in a large city wherein the houses extend beyond the outskirts, then he can break his fast upon passing the main district that leads to the long travel distance routes (such as a motorway) and Allah is Most Knowing.

However, It is better and safer for him to delay doing so a little longer.

This ruling only applies if the city is so large that crossing from one side to the next is considered a distance of ‘travel’ (despite not leaving his residency). Otherwise, this ruling does not apply. And Allah is Most Knowing.


Translated by:

Abu Sufyaan Saami Al-Ghaani

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