Shortening the salāh in ‘Arafāt, Muzdalifah and Minā

Shortening the salāh in ‘Arafāt, Muzdalifah and Minā
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Shortening the salāh in ‘Arafāt, Muzdalifah and Minā

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  • masjidmuhammad
  • Jul 12, 2021

Question:

Is the order to shorten the salah in ‛Arafat, Muzdalifah and Mina
because of hajj or because of being on a journey? Will the residents of
Makkah also shorten their salah?

Answer:

The order to shorten the salah in ‛Arafat, Muzdalifah and Mina is
because of being on a journey and not because of hajj. There is no
relationship between hajj and shortening of the salah. Hajj is an
embodiment of hardships, shortening the salah is not suited to it. The
shortening of the salah will therefore be on account of being on a
journey.

Dars-e-Tirmidhi:

‛Allamah Khattabi rahimahullah writes on behalf of the majority of
scholars:

It is not correct to use this as a proof to say that a resident of Makkah
will also shorten his salah because Rasulullah sallallahu ‛alayhi wa sallam
was a musafir (traveller) when he was in Mina. This is why he
shortened his salah. As for Rasulullah sallallahu ‛alayhi wa sallam not
announcing to the congregation after he completed his salah that
those who are not travellers must complete their salah, he did not see
the need to announce it because he had clarified it from before hand,
and it was well-known to everyone.1

Allah ta‛ala knows best.

Reference:

1 Dars-e-Tirmidhi, vol. 3, p. 140.

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