In our previous blog we dealt with the definition of travel for the purpose of praying Salat-ul-Qasr. In this blog we intent to shed some light on what a day’s journey mean in modern units of measurement. The Prophetic traditions use the term ‘day’s travel’ in the books of ahadith. The standard units of measurement for travel during early Islam were the farsakh and the barīd.
Barīd was a distance that a messenger could travel before he needed to stop to allow his animal to rest.
Farsakh appears to be a Persian unit of measurement that the Arabs adopted. A barid is made up of four Farasakh.
The question arises as to how much distance could…
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