Combine Maghrib and `Isha'' Prayers

Q: What is the ruling on combining Salahs (Prayers) and performing them in congregation at home when it is raining or cold, as we know that combining Salah is made at Masjids (mosques), not houses? Please, advise. (Part No. 8; Page No. 135

A: According to the authentic Hadiths, people may combine Salahs at Masjid when the legal excuse e.g. Rain, is warranted to have the reward of congregational Salah out of easiness towards people. As to combining Salah in congregation in someone's house due to the abovementioned reason, this is not permissible, due to lack of evidence for this from the Shari`ah (Islamic law) and the lack of this being a reason to permit the combining of Salah.May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.