A traveller praying with local residents

Reference: http://lohaidan.af.org.sa/node/222

Question: A traveller arrived [in town] and found the [local] people praying [the] ‘asr [prayer]; they had [already] prayed two rak’ahs, [so] he joined them for the [final] two rak’ahs. [Considering he is a traveller, should he suffice with just praying these two rak’ahs with them or] should he complete the prayer [by praying all four rak’ahs]?

Response: Rather, he should complete [the prayer]. If a traveller joins the local residents [in prayer], then his prayer will be [as] the prayer of the local residents; [so] whatever he is able to catch, he should pray, and whatever he has missed, he should make up.

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. He currently resides in Birmingham, UK.

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