Combining the prayers whilst travelling

Reference: Liqaa.aat al-Baab al-Maftooh – Volume 1, Page 54, Number 95

Question: What is best to do whilst travelling: combining the prayers at their earliest [permissible] time (jam’u taqdeem) or combining the prayers at their latest [permissible] time (jam’u ta.kheer)?

Response: That which is best whilst travelling, with respect to combining [the prayers], is to do that which is most easiest for you.

So, if it is easier for you to combine the prayers at their earliest [permissible] time, then do that. And if it is easier for you to combine the prayers at their latest [permissible] time, then do that.

The best is that which is easiest for you to do, whether at the earliest [permissible] time or at the latest [permissible] time – both are legislated for within the Sunnah.

Abu 'Abdullaah

About Abu 'Abdullaah

– from London, UK. He is a graduate of the Islaamic University of Madeenah, having graduated from the Institute of Arabic Language, and later the Faculty of Sharee’ah in 2004.