Book Name:Musafir ki Namaz

departs with the intention of travelling for a distance of two days (that is less than 92 km), and upon reaching there, intends to travel to another place which is also at a distance of less than three-days-distance (i.e. less than 92 km) he is still not a traveller. Even if he travelled throughout the world in this manner, he would not be deemed to be a Shar’ī traveller. (Ghunyaĥ; Durr-e-Mukhtār, vol. 2, pp. 722, 724)

It is also a condition that the travelling person intends to travel the distance of three days [i.e. approximately 92 km] consecutively. If he has such an intention that he will do some chore after he has travelled the distance of two days, and thereafter he will travel the distance of one more day, this is not the intention of consecutively travelling the distance of three days [i.e. approximately 92 km]. Therefore, he would not be deemed to be a traveller. (Baĥār-e-Sharī’at, vol. 1, pp. 743)

Types of hometown

There are two types of Waan (hometown):

1.       Original hometown [Waan-e-Alī] is the town or city where a person was born or where his family members live or where he has settled with no intention of leaving.

2.       Temporary hometown [Waan-e-Iqāmat] is the place where a traveller intends to stay for fifteen days or more. (‘Ālamgīrī, vol. 1, pp. 142)


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