Shortening Salah after covering a certain distance in a short time
If a person travels by plane for a long distance that usually takes one or two hours or less, can they shorten Prayer and break their fast during the month of Ramadan?
Is it permissible for a person who travels a distance of two hundred miles or more in a car to shorten their prayer? Is it true, as some claim, that this is a gift from Allah which we should accept?
It is an act of Sunnah (commendable act) to shorten Prayer and break fast when traveling for the distances mentioned above. There is no difference whether the distance is traveled in a long or short period of time and whether hardship is known to be associated with traveling or not. The shortening of Prayer is a merciful concession granted by Allah (Glorified be He) to His servants.May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.