How to shorten Salah

Q 4: How do we shorten Salah (Prayer) and how do we apply the ruling to the `Isha' (Night) Prayer, for example? Can we shorten all the Salah?

A: When traveling, you offer two Rak`ahs (units of Prayer) for the four-Rak`ah Salah (Prayer consisting of four units). Therefore, you offer two Rak`ahs out loud for the `Isha' Prayer in the same way as you perform the Fajr (Dawn) Prayer. You also perform two Rak`ahs for the Zuhr (Noon) and `Asr (Afternoon) Prayers, with a subvocal recitation of Surah Al-Fatihah and another Surah. Only the four-Rak`ah Salah is shortened while traveling.May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.