A Musaafir extending the duration of stay at the destination

Q. Does a person remain a Musaafir and perform Qasr Salaah if he intended to stay at one destination for 7 days. Then on the 7th day, he changed his intention and extended his stay at the same destination for 8 more days, 15 days in total?

A. In the enquired situation, if after undertaking a journey of 78kms or more, a person makes an intention to stay at a destination for 7 days and then subsequently, on the 7thday, he changes his intention and extends his stay at the same destination for 8 more days (in total 15 days), he will still be considered a Shari’ traveller (Musaafir) and he will perform Qasr (short) Salaah.

This is because he did not make an intention to travel for 15 days or more at any time. i.e. his first intention to stay at his destination was 7 days and his second intention was to stay at the same destination for 8 days.

Allah Ta’ala Knows Best

Mufti Ismaeel Bassa