Definition of a traveller

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Which is the correct definition of a traveler, the one which says travelling is unlimited in its number of days and depends on the intention of the person or the one which says that after 3 days after reaching one’s destination one is considered a resident so one cannot shorten one’s prayer?

How does this apply to the permissibility of breaking one’s fast, and does the same ruling of shortening the prayers apply? May Allah reward you with goodness.

Zaynab El-Kateb:

Shaikh Salih Ibn Al-Uthaymin explained this by saying that Allah did not restrict or specify the number of days to be considered a traveler.

Accordingly, as long as you are not in your home city and as long as you did not take the intention of settling or having residency in the city you traveled to then you are considered a traveler.

As for breaking one’s fast, yes, it has the same rulings as shortening the prayers for a traveller.



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