I would like to know if there are two paths to one place. One being more than 48 miles and the other less than that. Now if i that the route which is 48 miles or more will i still be considered a Musafir although i could have taken the other route?
(btw, the longer route is the more better route)
It depends on which route a person takes. If a person takes the longer route, he/she will be considered a Musafir and if he/she takes the shorter route then he/she will not become a Musfair and the rules of Safar will not apply.
And Allah knows best.
Mufti Ikram ul Haq
Darul Ifta of Rhode Island
18 Jumada-al Oola 1431/ May 02 2010