Book Name:Musafir ki Namaz

violating those laws) amounts to presenting oneself to be punished and disgraced, which is impermissible. (Derived from: Fatāwā Razawiyyaĥ, vol. 17, pp. 370)

Therefore, staying in any country or for Hajj without a visa is not permissible. To declare this illegal stay for Hajj as a bounty of Allah عَزَّوَجَلَّ and benevolence of His Prophet صَلَّى اللهُ تَعَالٰى عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم is a sheer folly.

Qaṣr [shortening Ṣalāĥ] is Wājib

It is Wājib for a traveller to do Qar in alāĥ [offer shortened alāĥ]. That is, the four Rak’āt Far alāĥ [like uĥr, ‘Ar and ‘Ishā] must be reduced to two Rak’āt. For a traveller, these two Rak’āt are complete alāĥ. If he offered four Rak’āt intentionally and sat for Qa’daĥ after the second Rak’at, then his Far would get offered and the last two Rak’āt would be considered as Nafl but he would be a sinner, deserving hellfire because a Wājib would get missed. Therefore, he must repent of it.

If he did not sit for Qa’daĥ after the second Rak’at, then his Far would not get offered and all four Rak’āt would be deemed as Nafl. However, if he made the intention of residing [for the next fifteen days] before he performed the Sajdaĥ of the third Rak’at, his Far would be valid, but he would have to repeat the Qiyām and Rukū’ of the third Rak’at. And if he made this intention during the Sajdaĥ of the third Rak’at, then


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