Time period for which a traveller may stop in a town (during his journey) and yet curtail his prayers
Time period for which a traveller may stop in a town (during his journey) and yet curtail his prayers

Book:

The Book of Prayer - كتاب الصلاة.

Chapter:

Prayers during Journey

Section:Curtailing Prayers while Traveling
Topic/Issue:1705 - Time period for which a traveller may stop in a town (during his journey) and yet curtail his prayers --
Opinions:
Opinion FromOpinionExplanation
Imam Malik,Imam ShafiIf the traveller decides to stay for four days he is to offer complete prayersThey argued for their opinion on the basis of the report "that the Prophet (Gods peace and blessings be upon him) stayed at Makka for three days and curtailed his prayer during his umra

Milikites said that the fifteen days for which the Prophet (Gods peace and blessings be upon him) stayed after the conquest of Makka, he did so while constantly intending that he would not stay more than four days.
Imam Abu HanifaIf he decides to stay for a period of fifteen days he is to offer complete prayerBased their opinion on the basis of the report that he (the Prophet) stayed at Makka and curtailed his prayers. This he did for about fifteen days in some versions, while it is also narrated (variously) as seventeen days, eighteen days, or nineteen days
Imam AhmadIf he decides to stay for more than four days he is to offer complete prayers.They argued on the basis of the stay of the Prophet (Gods peace and blessings be upon him) at Makka for his bail during which he offered curtailed prayers for four days
Disagreement
Reasons:
The reason for disagreement arises from the fact that the matter is not expressly stated in the law, and using analogy for such prescription is deemed weak by all. All of them therefore strived to argue for their opinion on the basis of the reported circumstances in which the Prophet (Gods peace and blessings be upon him) continued to curtail prayers while he stopped on the way or he continued to treat prayers with the hukm of a traveller.
Tags :Worship, Salah, Prayer, Travel, Curtailing, Shortening, Stay
See Also:Curtailing Prayers while Traveling
Hukum
Length of the journey permitting curtailment of prayers
Journey for which curtailment is permissible
References:1[pg:190]
Last Updated:2011-01-09

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