Thursday, August 11, 2011

Namaz and Roza during Journey

NAMAZ

Definition of journey: If you are beyond 48kms of your city limits.
Namaz to be prayed in journey: Namaz-e-qasr (qasr means to cut down by half)
Duration: You have to pray qasr namaz if period of your stay is 9 days or less. You will have to pray full namaz if you know that your period of stay will be 10 days or more.
Rakaats: Fajr – 2 rakats (unchanged), Zohr, Asr & Isha – 2 rakats each, Maghrib – 3 rakats (unchanged)
Neeyat: (Example Zohr Namaz) Namaz padta/ padti hoon main 2 rakat Zohr ki Qasr waajib qurbatan illallah. (similarly for asr and isha prayers)
Fajr & Maghrib – Regular namaz, so regular neeyat. Do not say ‘qasr’ as you are not shortening the namaz.

Some Answers :
* If on the 9th day of your stay you get to know that your stay has extended for 9 days or less, then again you have to pray namaz-e-qasr, till the end of that stay. (but if you get to know it’s 10 days or more, you have to pray regular namaz).
*Again at the end of that 9th day (total 18 days now) you get to know that your stay has been extended for further 9 days or less, again you have to pray namaz-e-qasr. (but if you get to know it’s 10 days or more, you have to pray regular namaz).
*For the third time if you get to know at the end of the 9th day that your stay has extended by another 9 days or less, you have to pray namaz-e-qasr.
*The total number of days that namaz-e-qasr can be prayed is 29 days, after which regular namaz is supposed to be prayed.

ROZA in journey: Haraam
Definition of journey: If you are beyond 48kms from your city limits.
Qaza Roza: becomes waajib on you. (to be kept after ramzan)
Duration: You must not keep roza in journey if the duration of your stay is 9 days or less.
Extension of stay: same theory applies as mentioned for namaz-e-qasr. You can keep roza only if you know that your period of stay is 10 days or more.
Another way of putting it is that you cannot keep roza, in the state of praying namaz-e-qasr.

Kaseer-us-Safar – Mukammal namaz and roza is wajib for him/ her.
Kaseer-us-safar is a person whose work involves a lot of traveling, who is more in journey than he is at home. Ex: a driver, a pilot, a travel writer, etc.
But just being a driver, pilot, etc doesn’t make you kaseer-us-safar necessarily. The condition is that due to your profession if you spend 70% of your time, of the year, (not less) in travel, and only 30% at home, that’s when you are kaseer-us-safar, no matter what your profession is.

1 comment:

Rehan Khan said...


Tu ZIKR Gar RAB Kare To Tera ZIKR RAB Kare
Tu RAB Ki Simt Aa Chale To RAB Bhi Tujh Se Aa Mile
Hafiz Ahmed Raza Qadri Naats