Permissibility of combining prayers
Permissibility of combining prayers

Book:

The Book of Prayer - كتاب الصلاة.

Chapter:

Prayers during Journey

Section:Combining prayers
Topic/Issue:1721 - Permissibility of combining prayers --
Agreement:the jurists agreed that combining zuhr and asar at the time of zuhr at arafa (by a pilgrim) is a sunna, and combining maghrib and Isha at Muzdalifa at the time of Isha is also a sunna. They disagreed about combining prayers on occasions other than these.
Opinions:
Opinion FromOpinionExplanation
majorityIts permittedHadith of Anas, Hadith of Ibn Umar Hadith of Ibn Abbas and narration of Muadh ibn Jabal

and using analogy with prayers at arafa and muzdalifa and extend to all prayers
Imam Abu HanifaProhibited absolutelyIn the narration of Ibn Abbas, it means that he prayed zuhr in its last timing and (asr in its first timing in accordance with what is related about the imama of Jibril. They said that it is proper that the tradition of Ibn Abbas be interpreted this way as there is consensus on the point that without a valid excuse, two prayers are not to be offered in the time fixed for one of them. hey also argued for their interpretation on the basis of the tradition of Ibn Masud

The fixed timings of prayers and their performance within the timings, however, has been established, and it is not permitted to move away from an established principle to a matter that is subject to interpretation

Further narration of Muadh is not authentic or can be interpreted similarly i..e he prayed maghrib in its last timing and isha in its first appointed time.

Futher using analogy in matters of worship is weak and can't use analogy with prayers at Arafa and Muzdalifa
Evidences :Hadith of Anas, Hadith of Ibn Umar, Hadith of Ibn Abbas, Hadith of Ibn Masud, Hadith of Muadh ibn Jabal [Hide/Show]
Tags :Worship, Salah, Prayer, Travel, Combining, permissibility
See Also:Curtailing Prayers while Traveling
Hukum
Length of the journey permitting curtailment of prayers
Journey for which curtailment is permissible
References:1[pg:191]
Last Updated:2011-01-10

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