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Praying Maghrib on the Office Bus: Can I Join it with Asr?

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Q: I am an employee in india. The maghrib time in summer (which is the season right now) starts at/after the time when my office bus starts (6:30pm) to drop the employees. Since I take the office bus and my home is approximately 2hrs, my maghrib takes place in the bus whilst being seated. There is very little khushoo with everyone staring at me and it is troubling me a lot. Is it valid for me to join my maghrib prayer with asr so that I can pray it peacefully in office before starting? If valid, can I join asr and maghrib until the sunset time changes to before 6:30pm which might take 4-5 months?


A: Your Maghrib and other fardh namaaz that were read seated on the bus must be repeated.

Both namaaz must be read in their own time.

And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.

Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)

This answer was collected from MuftiOnline.co.za, where the questions have been answered by Mufti Zakaria Makada (Hafizahullah), who is currently a senior lecturer in the science of Hadith and Fiqh at Madrasah Ta’leemuddeen, Isipingo Beach, South Africa.

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