Book Name:Musafir ki Namaz

his Far would become invalid. Similarly, if he did not do Qirā`at in any of or both of the first two Rak’āt, his alāĥ would be invalid.

(Baĥār-e-Sharī’at, vol. 1, pp. 743; ‘Ālamgīrī, vol. 1, pp. 139)

Rulings on alāĥ started with intention of four Rak’āt instead of Qar

If a traveller made the intention of offering four Rak’āt Far alāĥ instead of Qar [shortened alāĥ] by mistake but realized it during the alāĥ and offered Salām after two Rak’āt, his alāĥ would be valid. Similarly, if a resident made the intention of offering two Rak’āt of Far instead of four but completed four Rak’āt and offered Salām afterwards, his alāĥ would be valid.

The honourable scholars of Islamic jurisprudence رَحِمَهُمُ الـلّٰـهُ تَـعَالٰی have stated: It is not necessary to specify the number of Rak’āt when making the intention of alāĥ as it is implicit. Hence, a mistake in the specification of the number of Rak’āt during the intention does not affect alāĥ.

(Durr-e-Mukhtār, vol. 2, pp. 120)

Travelling Imām and resident Muqtadī (follower)

[When offering alāĥ with Jamā’at] it is also an essential requirement for the follower to know whether the Imām is a



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