Patients seeking treatment abroad and the Rukhsah of travel

A: If a person travels a distance over which it is permissible to shorten Salah (Prayers) and stays in a city for more than four days, they are not considered travelers and should not avail themselves of the Rukhsahs (concessions) of traveling. Accordingly, the people mentioned in the question must not shorten or combine Salah, or break their Sawm (Fasting) in Ramadan. They should offer Salah fully, each at its prescribed time, and observe Sawm in Ramadan. (Part No. 6; Page No. 423) May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.