Whether it is permissible to make use of the concessions of traveling for a supervisor who travels to supervise farms

Q: I work as an agricultural supervisor at some farms about 130 km away from my home. I travel to these farms every day. Sometimes, I stay there for two or three consecutive days. What is the ruling on shortening Salah (Prayer) for me? Some brothers from my city may also come and stay with me for a day or two on the farms and we shorten Salah. On other days, I offer Salah in full with the workers of the farms.

A: If you have no intention to stay in the farm more than four days, there is nothing wrong in shortening the four-Rak‘ah Salah (Prayer consisting of four units) to two Rak‘ahs. The same applies to your visitors who do not intend to stay more than four days. However, if you intend to stay more than four days, you are not permitted to shorten Salah. Moreover, if you offer Salah behind an Imam (the one who leads congregational Prayer) who offers complete Salah, you have to offer the Salah in full following your Imam. (Part No. 6; Page No. 425) May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.