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Salamun `Alaykum

The following question was kindly answered by Shaykh Hasnain.


Fee Amaanillah,

Akil Karim
Moderator - 'Aalim Network

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QUESTION:

Salamun alaykum,

I have referred to the risala of Ayatullah Sistani and also referred to
the previous answers given to related questions.  It is after doing so
that I ask the following question: 

Background:
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My normal place of residence is in City A which is where my normal place
of work is.  Occasionally I have to travel to different cities for
varying periods of time, never exceeding ten days in a row, and therefore
I pray shortened prayers.  I understand this is the correct method. 

However, recently, I have been asked to go to my company's office in City
B where there is a shortage of staff.  I still reside in City A driving
up to City B every working day (i.e not weekends) and then driving back
every night.  As before, occasionally, I still have to travel to other
cities for a day or so. 

This relocation is temporary, though lasting a few weeks.  I am still a
permanent employee of the City A branch and consider that as my base. 

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Do I have to pray shortened prayers when I am in City B during the day?
Do I have to pray shortened prayers when I am travelling to other cities
(neither A nor B) during this temporary relocation? If it was Ramadan,
would I have to/be allowed to fast? 


ANSWER:

You have to say complete prayers in city B and fast in the month of Ramadhan
if the recolation lasts for one year or more. Otherwise shorten your
prayers. In other cities you have to say Qasr salat.

Reference: Al-Fatawa al-Muyassarah according to fatwas of Ayt. Sayyid Ali
al-Husayni al-Seestani, pp.400-401.

God knows the best.

Hasnain Kassamali
Humble servant of the Ahlul Bayt (a).


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