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Praying while traveling

Fatwaa ID: 665

Question:
Assalāmuʿalykum wa raḥmatullāhi wa barakātuh
If a person is traveling from east to west and the time for zuhr is stretched out for about 12 hrs as the clock goes back whilst traveling towards west. Does praying Zuhr once will be enough?
Also for Asr prayer person thinks the time will end upon reaching his airport so he offers qasr for Asr on his seat when he reaches the airport there is enough time left for Asr but he doesn’t pray thinking he already prayed qasr on the plane. Now, how many rakaat will he have to make qadha for Asr? Two rakaat that he prayed in a sitting position or 4 rakaat as he arrived at his residence airport before Asr ended?
Jazak Allah khairan katheeran

Answer:
In the Name of Allaah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.
As-salaamu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullaahi wa-barakaatuh.

  1. A person will perform Zuhr Salaah only once in the enquired situation. HalalTrip app may be helpful during travels to determine salaah times.
  2. The jurists advise that salaah performed while sitting in the plane should be repeated afterwards when one is able to perform salaah standing. In the enquired situation, you will repeat it as qasr, i.e., two rak’ahs.

And Allaah Ta’aala knows best.
Mufti Muajul I. Chowdhury
Darul Iftaa New York
https://askthemufti.us/

08/02/1444 AH – 02/22/2023 CE | AML1-7152

وصل اللهم وسلم وبارك على سيدنا محمد وعلى ءاله وصحبه أجمعين

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