- A Musafir will not become a Muqim until a firm intention is made to remain in a particular place for 15 days or more, from the time the intention is made.
- For example, if a person stops at a place with the intention of leaving in two or three days, but circumstances prevent him from doing so and he remains there for more than 15 days, he will still be regarded as a Musafir.
- The intention of staying 15 days has to be for staying the full 15 days in one particular location. If an intention is made to stay for 15 days at two different places and the distance is such that the Adhan of one place can’t be heard from the other, he will be regarded as a Musafir in both locations.
- For example, if a person intends to stay in Makkah for 10 days and in Mina for 5 days, he will still be regarded as a Musafir in both Makkah and in Mina.
A Muqim (Arabic: مقيم) is a resident. According to the Hanafi Madhhab, a person who makes an intention of remaining in a particular place for 15 days or more will be regarded as a Muqim of that place. The opposite of a Muqim is a Musafir.