Length of the journey permitting curtailment of prayers
Length of the journey permitting curtailment of prayers


The Book of Prayer - كتاب الصلاة.


Prayers during Journey

Section:Curtailing Prayers while Traveling
Topic/Issue:1702 - Length of the journey permitting curtailment of prayers --
Opinion FromOpinionExplanation
Imam Malik,Imam Shafi,Imam AhmadPrayer is to be shortened during (a journey of) four barids, which is a distance covered in one day moving at a medium paceNarrated from Ibn Umar and Ibn Abbas
Imam Abu HanifaMinimum for which prayer is to be shortened is a journey of three days, and curtailing is for a person who travels from one region to anotherNarrated from Ibn Masud, Uthman, and others
ZahiritesCurtailing prayers is permitted for each journey, whether to a near or distant place.Rationally speaking, the reason why travelling may occasion the curtailment of prayer is based on the hardship that exists, as in the case of fasting during travel. If this is the case, then, then curtailing is permissible whenever hardship is found
Also based on narration of Abu Qalaba anyone to whom the term traveller can be applied is permitted to curtail or to forgo (delay) fasting
also supported by what is narrated from Umar (RA)
Evidences :Hadith of Abu Qalaba, Hadith of Umar [Hide/Show]
Tags :Worship, Salah, Prayer, Travel, Curtailing, Shortening, Length of Journey
See Also:Curtailing Prayers while Traveling
Last Updated:2011-01-09

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