Book Name:Musafir ki Namaz

cities and countries and drivers [for transportation companies] must keep these rulings in mind.

An essential ruling for the visitor of Madīnaĥ

If a person has made the intention of staying (for fifteen days or more) but his circumstances indicate that he would not be able to stay for fifteen days then his intention is not valid. For example, a person travels [92 km or more] to perform Hajj and makes the intention of staying in Makka-tul-Mukarramaĥ for the next fifteen days despite the fact that the month of Żul-ijja-til-arām has commenced. This intention of his will not count since he has intended to perform Hajj and will certainly go to Minā and ‘Arafāt on the 8th and 9th of Żul-ijja-til-arām respectively in order to perform the rites of Hajj. Therefore, he will not be able to stay for fifteen (consecutive) days in the blessed city of Makkaĥ. However, if he makes the intention of staying in Makkaĥ after he has returned from Minā, then his intention will be valid provided he could really stay in Makkaĥ for the next fifteen days or more. If it is quite likely that he will depart within fifteen days for Madīnaĥ or his own country, then he will still remain a traveller.

(Durr-e-Mukhtār, vol. 2, pp. 729; ‘Ālamgīrī, vol. 1, pp. 140)

Over-staying for Hajj after expiry of ‘Umraĥ visa

Those having the intention of staying illegally for Hajj after reaching Makkaĥ or Madīnaĥ on ‘Umraĥ visas or those residing


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