JOINING TWO SALAAH


Hadith & Seerah, The Teachings of the Holy Prophet, The Ways of the Prophet (SAWS) / Monday, March 29th, 2010

Hadrat ‘Abdullah bin Mas’ud (Radi Allaahu Ta’ala Anhu) narrated that he never saw the Messenger of ALLAH (Sallallahu Alaihi Wa Sallam) observe a Salaah out of its proper time with the exception of two, the sunset (Maghrib Salaah) and the night Salaah (Isha Salaah), which he combined, and the dawn Salaah (Fajar Salaah) which he observed that day (i.e. at Muzdalifa) before its proper time. [Bukhari, Muslim]

Hadrat ‘Abdullah – bin ‘Umar (Radi Allaahu Ta’ala Anhu) narrated to have said that the Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihi Wa Sallam) combined the sunset (Maghrib Salaah) and the night (Isha Salaah) Salaah. [Bukhari]

The above two traditions relate to the rites of Hajj; the first was done at Muzadalifah and the second on return from Arfah.The joining of Salaah means that the first Salaah should be delayed to such an extent that it is said at the end of its prescribed time and the following Salaah is perform at the very beginning of its prescribed time. Some call it “apparent joining”, as they are apparently joined together but in reality it is not. This is the manner in which the Hanafi school of thoughts permits joining of Salaah during travelling. [Madarijun Nubuwah]

In Jamiul Usul it is narrated on the authority of Abu Dawud that Nafay and ‘Abdullah bin Waqidi (Radi Allaahu Ta’ala Anhu) related. Once during a journey the Mu’azzin told Ibn ‘Umar “Salaah time” lbn ‘Umar said, “Continue the journey” Then he alighted before the evening twilight had disappeared and said the sunset Salaah (Maghrib Salaah) and waited until it had disappeared and said the night Salaah (Isha Salaah). He said “Whenever the Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihi Wa SaIlam) would be in a hurry during a journey, he would do the same and enjoin what I have done.” [Madarijun Nubuwah]

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