Subject : Either Combining or Shortening Prayers is Permissible While Traveling but not Both
Fatwa Number : 545
Date : 16-03-2010
Classified : Shortening and Combining of Prayers
Fatwa Type : Summarized Fatawaa

Question :

A man who was on travel prayed Duhr as four Rakhas upon leaving Tafilah heading to Amman. However, on his way to Amman, he prayed Asir as two Rakhas (Shortened). Is what he did correct from an Islamic perspective?

The Answer :

All perfect praise be to Allah, The Lord of The Worlds. May His blessings and peace be upon our Prophet Mohammad and upon all his family and companions.


What he did is correct; he is liable for nothing before Allah The Almighty, since combining and shortening prayers during travel are two separate concessions. Therefore, it is permissible for a traveler to shorten prayer without combining it with another. And Allah The Almighty Knows Best.



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