The duration of shortening Salah

Q 3: I moved from my country to another country traveling a distance that allows the shortening of Salah (Prayer). I stayed there for three days. I had intended to stay that period before I started the journey. Should I observe Sawm (fast), if I went on this journey during the month of Ramadan? Should I shorten Salah or complete it?

A: If the reality is as you mentioned; you traveled a distance of shortening Salah then stayed there for three days given that you had that intention before you traveled, then it is permissible for you to break your Sawm and to shorten the four-Rak`ah Salahs (Prayer consisting of four units) during these three days. (Part No. 10; Page No. 206) Indeed, your stay for this period does not abolish the ruling of travel even if you had the intention to do so, for it is authentically reported that the Prophet (peace be upon him) stayed in Makkah during the Farewell Hajj for four days and continued shortening Salah. Also you may fast if you like and you should offer the obligatory Salah in congregation as four Rak`ahs and do not offer Salah individually.May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.