Shortening prayer during a journey

Ibn al-Mundhir and others have transmitted an Ijmaa that there is no shortening of the morning [fajr] prayer nor the maghrib prayer.


al-Nawawi said: The majority have said that one is allowed to shorten the prayer in every permissible journey.


Some of the Salaf said that fear during travel is a condition for shortening the prayer.


Some said that shortening the prayer is only allowed if one is traveling for Hajj, Umrah, or Jihaad.


Abu Hanifah and al-Thawri have said one can shorten prayer in every journey whether the journey is one of obedience or disobedience.



شرح سنن النسائي المسمى ذخيرة العقبى في شرح المجتبى

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