Qasr and Jam’ bayn as-Salaatayn

When travelling over long distances, one may shorten some prayers, a practice known as qasr. Furthermore, several prayer times may be joined, which is referred to as Jam’ bayn as-SalaataynQasrinvolves shortening the obligatory components of the DhuhrAsr, and Isha’a prayers to two raka’ahJam’ bayn as-Salaatayn combines the Dhuhr and Asr prayers into one prayer offered between noonand sunset, and the Maghrib and Isha’a prayers into one between sunset and Fajr. Neither Qasr nor Jam’ bayn as-Salaatayn can be applied to the Fajr prayer.

There is no reference to Qasr during travel within the Qur’an itself; the Qur’an allows for Qasr when there is fear of attack, but does not forbid it for travel in non-hostile circumstances.

 

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