Should the person who is in Jeddah and wants to travel to his family in Al-Qunfudhah assume Ihram from Jeddah and shorten Salah in Al-Qunfudhah?
Q 7: I am a student in the city of
I live in
about 350 kilometer away from Jeddah. On Thursday and Friday I travel to
The question is,
while staying in
is it a Sunnah (supererogatory act of worship following the example of the Prophet) to shorten Salah (Prayer)? Is it permissible to initiate `Umrah from
If you initiate `Umrah from
Jeddah, you should enter the state of Ihram (ceremonial state for Hajj and `Umrah) from
Jeddah. However, if you intend to initiate it while in
Al-Qunfudhah, you should enter the state of Ihram from the Miqat (sites for entering the ceremonial state for Hajj and `Umrah for Hajj and `Umrah) specified for the people of
Yemen. Also, you may not shorten Salah while in your city as it is your homeland. Rather, you must perform Salah in its entirety. The same applies to
Jeddah, where you must perform Salah in in its entirety, according to the opinion of Jumhur (dominant majority of scholars), as you always intend to stay there more than four days.May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.