Home » Shafi'i Fiqh » Qibla.com » Joining Prayers While Nursing

Joining Prayers While Nursing

Answered as per Shafi'i Fiqh by Qibla.com

Answered by Shaykh Amjad Rasheed

My wife joins her prayers because she is breastfeeding. What are the neccesary conditions to validly join prayers?

In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful

Nursing an infant is not a valid reason for joining prayers, for it is not permissible to join two prayers except for travel or rain.

Some of our Imams, such as Imam al-Nawawi, chose the position that joining prayers is permissible for the sick person for whom performing each prayer at its proper time would pose a hardship.

Such a person may pray [h: asr or isha] early [h: during the time of zuhr or maghrib] or [h: zuhr or maghrib] late [h: during the time of asr or isha]—whichever is easier. If one joins two prayers in the time of the first of them, it is obligatory for one to not separate the two prayers by pausing between them.

Thus, if the nursing wife in question is in a hardship like the hardship of sickness, such that praying each prayer at its proper time is difficult, then she may follow the opinion of those who say that the sick person may join prayers as mentioned above.

Amjad Rasheed

(Translated by Sidi Hatem Yousef)

السؤال: زوجتي تجمع بين الصلاتين لأنها مرضع فما هي شروط صحة الجمع ؟ الجواب : ليست الرضاعة سبباً مجوزاً للجمع بين الصلاتين إذ لا يجوز الجمع بين الصلاتين إلا في السفر والمطر ، واختار بعض أئمتنا كالإمام النووي جواز الجمع بين الصلاتين للمريض إذا كان يشق عليه فعل كل صلاة في وقتها فيجمع تقديماً أو تأخيراً بحسب الأرفق به ، لكن إن جمع تقديماً وجبت الموالاة بين الصلاتين فلا يفصل بينهما ، فإن كانت هذه المرأة المرضع تجد مشقة مرض من الرضاعة بحيث يشق عليها فعل كل صلاة في وقتها جاز لها تقليد القائل بجواز الجمع في المرض كما تقدم .

This answer was indexed from Qibla.com, which used to have a repository of Islamic Q&A answered by various scholars. The website is no longer in existence. It has now been transformed into a learning portal with paid Islamic course offering under the brand of Kiflayn.

Read answers with similar topics: