A Bedouin coming from the desert

Q 1: I am a postman who works in the villages of Al-Russ. I make my rounds twice a week each time covering 850 meters along a desert road. (Part No. 8; Page No. 115) Is it permissible for me to combine and shorten Salah (Prayer) or not? Please advise, may Allah reward you.

A: It is impermissible for you to combine or shorten Salah when you travel for the mentioned distance, because it is too short to permit shortening Salah.May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.