Please advise concerning shortening Salah (prayer). What is the distance that permits this? Is it permissible for a taxi driver who drives three hundred kilometers daily to shorten Salah?
What are the general rulings of shortening Salah?
Shortening Salah is offering Zhuhr (Noon), `Asr (Afternoon) and `Isha' (Night) Prayers as two Rak`ahs (units of Prayer) if you are traveling for a distance which permits so. The distance is calculated as eighty kilometers approximately, according to the opinion of the Jumhur (dominant majority of scholars). It is permissible for a taxi driver or any other person to shorten Salah, (Part No. 8; Page No. 91) if they intend to cover the distance mentioned in the answer or more. May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.