Ruling on shortening Salah when riding with drivers who do not stop at the time due for offering Salah
When traveling by public transport buses, some drivers do not stop when the time comes for the obligatory Salah (Prayer)
so it can be performed, unless it is their wish to do so. (Part No. 6; Page No. 437) Even if the passengers ask them to stop, they will not do so, so we miss being able to perform the Salah in its due time. Are we considered sinners for this or not? Please enlighten us, may Allah enlighten you.
If the Salah whose time comes while you are on the bus is valid for you to combine with the one after it, during the time of the later of the two Salahs, such as combining the Maghrib (Sunset) prayer with the ‘Isha’ (Night) Prayer or the Zhuhr (Noon) prayer with the ‘Asr (Afternoon) Prayer, you can set your intention to combine them in the time of the later one. When you get off the bus, you can perform both Salahs at the time of the later of the two. However, if the Salah cannot be combined with another one, such as the Fajr (Dawn) Prayer or the time of the later Salah is approaching its end, you must stop to perform the Salah in its prescribed time. It is obligatory on the officials responsible for the public transportation to pay attention to this point, so that they do not lead the Muslims to do wrong.May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.