While traveling, I enjoy the concession

Q 2: I attended the `Asr (Afternoon) Prayer with a group in a Masjid (mosque) while I was traveling. I shortened Zhuhr (Noon) Prayer. Can I perform `Asr Prayer as four Rak`ah (unit of prayer) in order to receive the reward of congregational Salah (prayer), though I performed Zhuhr Prayer as two Rak`ahs? Should I perform `Asr Prayer as two Rak`ah just as Zhuhr Prayer and leave the Masjid without attending (Part No. 8; Page No. 152) the congregational prayer?

A: You can perform Zhuhr Prayer as two Rak`ahs and `Asr Prayer as four Rak`ahs in order to receive the reward of the congregational Salah.May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.