Combining two Salahs

Q 1: Our Society of the Muslim Youth Union of Kirwan inquires about the issue of combining the Maghrib (Sunset) and `Isha' (Evening) Prayers; the controversy is about the manner of combining between the two Salahs (Prayers); the first group arguesthat there should be no Dhikr (Remembrance of Allah) between the two Salahs. They derive proof for that from the Hadith reported on the authority of `Abdullah in the Sahih (Authentic Hadith Book) of Al-Bukhari: Whenever the Prophet (peace be upon him) was in a hurry, he used to delay the Maghrib Prayer and then offer three Rak`ahs (units of Prayer) (of the Maghrib) and perform Taslim (salutation of peace ending the Prayer), and after waiting for a short while, Iqamah (call to start the Prayer) used to be pronounced for the `Isha' Prayer when he would offer two Rak`ahs... Etc.The second group arguesthat there should be Dhikr between the two Salahs, and they derive proof for that from the Hadith reported on the authority of Abu Hurayrah that was related by Al-Bukhari in his Sahih as: The people of affluence have taken over the highest ranks (in Paradise)... Until the Prophet's (peace be upon him) words Say "Subhan Allah [Glory be to Allah]", "Al-hamdu lillah [All praise is due to Allah]" and "Allahu Akbar [Allah is the Greatest]" thirty-three times each after every (obligatory) Prayer. Which of the two arguments is right?

A: If a Muslim needs to combine the two Salahs for an excuse that is Shar`y (Islamically lawful) that allows such combining, then they should not separate between the two combined Salahs except by a short period of time, following the example of the Prophet (peace be upon him). (Part No. 7; Page No. 18) There is no contradiction between the two Hadiths; as the first Hadith specifies the second one.May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.