Is It Permissible To Perform Maghrib and Isha Salah Together During Work

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Fatwa ID: 06201

 

Answered by: Maulana Syed Johir Miah

 

Question:

 

Is it ok/permissible to perform Maghrib and Isha salaah together during work? May not get a chance of reading it later and will get qazaa.

 

 

In the name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful

 

Answer:

 

Sayyiduna Abdullah Bin Umar ( رضى الله عنهما ) reported:

 

ما رَأيْتُ رَسُولَ اللهِ ﷺ صَلّى صَلاةً إلّا لِمِيقاتِها، إلّا صَلاتَيْنِ: صَلاةَ المَغْرِبِ والعِشاءِ بِجَمْعٍ، وصَلّى الفَجْرَ يَوْمَئِذٍ قَبْلَ مِيقاتِها

I have never seen Allah’s Messenger (صلى الله عليه وسلم) but observing the prayers at their appointed times except for two players, sunset and Isha, at Muzdalifah (where he deferred the sunset prayer to combine it with Isha’ and he observed the dawn prayer before its stipulated time on that day (10th of Zul-Hijjah). 1

 

 

Also, Sayyiduna Abdullah Ibn Masud ( رضى الله عنه ) states:

«ما رَأيْتُ النَّبِيَّ ﷺ صَلّى صَلاةً قَطُّ إلّا لِوَقْتِها، إلّا أنَّهُ جَمَعَ بَيْنَ الظُّهْرِ والعَصْرِ بِعَرَفَةَ، والمَغْرِبِ والعِشاءِ بِجَمْعٍ».

“The Messenger (صلى الله عليه وسلم) of Allah (عز و جل) combined two prayers whilst on a journey. He would combine Maghrib and Isha by delaying Maghrib until just before its expiry time and performing Isha immediately as its time entered”. 2

 

These Ahadith indicates that the Messenger (صلى الله عليه وسلم) never performed any Salah out of its prescribed time, except for two occasions in His (صلى الله عليه وسلم) life.

 

It is not permissible to combine Salah with the exception of Arafah and Muzdalifah, because the timings of Salah have been prescribed unquestionably. Hence, it is not permissible to take Salah out of its time 3 whether one is travelling or not.

 

Therefore, Salah should not be performed out of the prescribed times and likewise, it should not be deemed as a Sunnah to do so.

 

In the aforementioned case, you should request for break closer to the end of Maghrib and starting of Isha. In this manner, you can pray Maghrib at the end of time and pray Isha at the commencing time.

 

 

Only Allah (عز و جل) knows best.

Written by Maulana Syed Johir Miah

Checked and approved by Mufti Mohammed Tosir Miah

Darul Ifta Birmingham

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1 Sahih Muslim, Hadith Number 1289, 938/2, Dar Ihyat Turath, Beirut, Lebanon. 1412 H.

 

 

2 Musannaf Abdur Razzaq, 4420, 551/2, Al-Maktabul Islami, Beirut, Lebanon, 1403 H.

 

 

3(ولا جمع بين فرضين في وقت بعذر) سفر ومطر خلافا للشافعي، وما رواه محمول على الجمع فعلا، لا وقتا (فإن جمع فسد لو قدم) الفرض على وقته (وحرم لو عكس) أي أخره عنه (وإن صح) بطريق القضاء (إلا لحاج بعرفة ومزدلفة) كما سيجئ.

Durrul Mukhtar, Haskafi, 55/1, Darul Kutub Al-Ilmiyyah, 1423 H.

لا يَجُوزُ الجَمْعُ فِي غَيْرِ عَرَفَةَ ومُزْدَلِفَةَ؛ لِأنَّ أوْقاتَ الصَّلاةِ قَدْ ثَبَتَتْ بِلا خِلافٍ، ولا يَجُوزُ إخْراجُ صَلاةٍ عَنْ وقْتِها إلّا بِنَصٍّ غَيْرِ مُحْتَمَلٍ؛

Raddul Muhtar, Ibn Abidin, 382/1, Darul Fikr, Beirut, Lebanon, 1412 H.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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