Criterion of travel and the distance that gives a traveler the right to shorten and combine Salahs
I travel with my wife to visit her family in the governorate of
Al-Nabhaniyyah from the ‘Unayzah governorate,
which is about 130 km away.
We usually go after the ‘Asr (Afternoon) Prayer, or sometimes before it, and return to
after the ‘Isha’ (Night) Prayer, or sometimes before it. Do the rulings of traveling apply to us, in regard to shortening the four-Rak‘ah Salahs (Prayers consisting of four units) and combining the Zhuhr (Noon) and ‘Asr (Afternoon) Prayers, and the Maghrib (Sunset) and ‘Isha’ (Night) Prayers, as we do the return journey in one day? I hope that you will clarify this for us in detail, due to the great importance of this matter to me and many of the brothers.
If a Muslim travels a distance of 80 km or more, the rulings related to traveling apply to them and they can take the Rukhsah (concession) of shortening and combining two Salahs, as this distance takes a two-day journey by camel.May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.