Return journey being safr distance

Q: If a person travelled from place A to B with no intention of going anywhere else and it's not safr distance. However, on the return journey, he goes another route and stops at town C. Does he read qasr or full? The distance to C is NOT qasr distance from town A but qasr distance because of the roundabout way that he went there

A: On his return journey, since he intends going via another route which will amount to the safr distance till his hometown, he will be a musaafir.

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


Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)