Is this possible and under what conditions? Once an Aalim who was Musaafir read his Maghrib salaat and 5 minutes later before starting on his journey performed his Esha salaat. Is this possible and under what conditions? I have a problem sometimes when on course , although I’m not musaafir. Making wudhu is a problem so i hold my wudhu from Zuhr to Asr , which is difficult , to perform my Asr salaat. If I could perform them both at lunch time it will be convenient. Is this possible ? I work for a kuffar organisation and we finish late at times. In winter when time for Sunset is very early , if the asr salaat can be performed during Lunch time , then the risk of missing the Asr time won’t be there. Is this possible ?
The Jurists (Fuqahaa) have differences of opinion granting concession to a
Musaafir combining two Fardh Salaats in one Fardh Salaat time, for example,
to perform Dhuhr at Asr time or Asr at Dhuhr time. Similarly, to perform
Maghrib at Esha time or Esha at Maghrib time. That is permissible according
to the majority of the Fuqahaa.
According to Imaam Abu Hanifa, a Musaafir must perform every Salaat
timeously and combining the two Fardh Salaats at one Salaat time is not
permissible. However, apparent combining is permissible. That is, for
example, to perform Dhuhr Salaat just before Dhuhr time terminates and soon
thereafter perform Asr Salaat as soon as Asr time commences.
The abovementioned concession is for a Musaafir only, not a Muqeem (non
and Allah Ta’ala Knows Best
Mufti Ebrahim Desai