Distance over which it is permissible to shorten Salah
Q: I am employed
in a military position in the region of
which is 150 km from
and I travel
back and forth to work everyday. My question is: Is it permissible for me to combine and shorten the Zhuhr (Noon) and the ‘Asr (Afternoon) Prayers, as I leave work at 12:00 midday, before Zhuhr, and I reach my home in
at 1:45 pm, after Zhuhr? I hope that you will reply to me concerning this matter in writing, in order to settle a dispute among the employees about it. May Allah reward you well.
The distance you mentioned between
Thawr constitutes a traveling distance that allows you to combine and shorten Salah (Prayer) until you return to
Makkah, even if this happens everyday.May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.