Criterion of travel and the distance that gives a traveler the right to shorten and combine Salah
Q 2: What is the criterion of travel and the
distance that gives a traveler the right to shorten and combine Salahs (Prayers)?
I travel 80 kilometers every day and some of the passengers combine ‘Asr (Afternoon) Prayer and Zhuhr (Noon) Prayer under the pretext that such a distance is deemed travel. Is it permissible for us to combine the Salahs over such a distance?
The 80 kilometers distance that you travel every day is considered travel, which allows you to shorten the four-Rak‘ah Salahs (Prayer consisting of four units). (Part No. 6; Page No. 390) Also, it is permissible for you to combine two Salahs while traveling on the way.May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.