Q: I work in
Prince Sultan Air Base located at Al-Kharj
and live in
The distance between the Base and
is 130 to 150 kilometers which I travel every day. Is it permissible for me to apply the rulings of travel in terms of combining and shortening Salahs (Prayers) every day, even if my work will remain for five or seven years? Please, advise.
It is permissible for you
to shorten and combine two Salahs together during your travel between
Riyadh and the Base. Also, you are permitted to combine and shorten Salahs in the Base on the condition that you do not intend to stay in the Base for more than four days, because you are considered a traveler. The exception is that when you join a congregation that performs Salah in full, then you should perform the same number of Rak‘ahs with them. (Part No. 6; Page No. 393) May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.