The World Federation One Stop Fiqh

Ruling 1283

If a person travels to avoid an obligatory act – irrespective of whether or not he has some other purpose for travelling as well – he must perform tamām prayers. Therefore, if a person owes some money and can repay his debt and the creditor demands it from him, in the event that he cannot pay his debt while he is travelling and he travels to escape the repayment of his debt, he must perform tamām prayers. However, if the purpose of his travel is something else, then even if he avoids an obligatory act on his journey, he must perform qaṣr prayers.