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Q 3: if a person travels by car for forty kilometers without intending to shorten Salah (Prayer) and the prescribed time of Salah arrives, should he shorten Salah or complete it?

A: If the case is as you mentioned, it is recommended to shorten the four-Rak`ah Salah (Prayer consisting of four units), even if one has not intended to shorten Salah when first setting out the journey.May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.