Musaafir unsure whether he will stay for more than 14 days in one place

Q: If am not sure whether till 7th Zil Haj, it will be 14 or 15 days in Makkah before we leave for Mina. Can we do any of the below:

1. Can we pray qasr salah in Makkah, Mina, etc. by making an intention of 14 days only, even if it increases to a day (making it to 15) depending on the moon sighting?

2. We pray full salah making intention of 15 days, but Zul Qadah month stops on 29th making it to only 14 days depending on moon sighting?

Which is a good method to follow here?

A: If you have not intended 15 days then you will not be a muqeem.

And Allah Ta'ala (الله تعالى) knows best.


Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)