Can One be said to have performed his Five Daily prayers CORRECTLY if he depends on the AHadith related by Imams: Muslim, Bukhari and opinions from Ibn Taymiyyah, Al Nawawi etc and continued to combine his prayers till his death relying on the fact that the Prophet(sallallahu alayhi wasallam) had once done it? which is given below: "The Prophet (sallallahu alayhi wasallam) combined zuhr and 'asr and then maghrib and 'isha in Medinah WITHOUT there being any danger or rain." Ibn 'Abbas was asked: "What did he (sallallahu alayhi wasallam) desire by that action?" He replied: "He did not want any hardship for his ummah." And Ibn Taimiyyah says: "Among the opinions of combining Salaah, the most accommodating is that of the Hanbali school which allows one to combine the prayers if he is busy (since an-Nasa'i has related something to that effect from the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam) and they also say that the cook and baker, and so forth., may also combine their prayers if they fear their wealth (i.e., their investment or what they are working on) will otherwise be ruined."

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edited Feb 04 '13 at 23:49

I got you brother. You have not asked the question because you want an answer for that but you wanted your own answer to be taken as right, but that's not the case. And regarding Stuck in traffic, he is a traveler or if he found any masjid near he can offer the namaz and their is a time period between each namaz, if he can reach his home, office etc before the time of next Salaah he can offer Fard. That's what the Muslims do who don't take it as an hardship.

I have given you detail explanation but now again you are repeating what you have said earlier but I can not repeat my statements again and again because you are not even trying to understand. Well, my duty was to give an answer the best of my knowledge, to accept it or not its your decision brother.

Assalam-0-Alikum.

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edited Feb 08 '13 at 05:49

@believer: Jazakal Laahu Khayran Kathiran my Brother. I deeply appreciate all your contribution to my Questions. You are the highest contributor in this regard than any other. Your kind of person is needed here to benefit the Ummah please keep it up, may Allah make that path easier for you. As for Me I just am a learner who tries in the process of learning get others on board too, encouraging them to do same where I can. May Allah reward your Good intention with that which is better than you prayed for In Shaa Allaah.

(Feb 08 '13 at 18:33) Bani Hashim Bani%20Hashim's gravatar image

Ameen.

May Allah (S.W.T) increase me and you in the knowledge of Islam and May Allah (S.W.T) grant us good in this world and good in the hereafter, and save us from the chastisement of the fire, and grant us Jannat-ul-Firdaus. Ameen.

(Feb 10 '13 at 14:14) believer ♦ believer's gravatar image

@Bani Hashim,

Brother, only when we go for Hajj, on 9th Zilhaj we pray Zuhar and Asar in Arafat because Prophet (S.A.W) performed that, and in ordinary days you have to pray 5 Times a day, according to their prescribed time.

And Maghrib and Isha also performed combine in Muzdalifa. Because in Arafat all the Hajireen has to go Muzdalifa and if they stay in Arafat for the Maghrib prayer then they will not be able to reach Muzdalifa on time. Following is the narration,

'Abdullah ibn Mas'ud, Radi-Allahu anhu, relates:

I never observed the Messenger of Allah Sall-Allahu alayhi wa sallam perform any prayer out of its time except at Muzdalifa. He combined Maghrib and 'Isha at Muzdalifa (Sahih al-Bukhari 1:227, Sahih Muslim 1:417, Sharh Ma'ani 'l-athar 1:164).

Source: http://www.albalagh.net/qa/0082.shtml

It clearly shows that in Arafat and Muzdalifa, Muslims are allowed to pray combine. But not in your every day life.

@Bani Hashim, my friend don't think too much because then you should also do a deep research. Live your life according to Qur'an and Sunnah. And our Holy prophet (S.A.W)'s life is the only example how a Muslim should live his life.

Hope you are clear now. :)

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Jazakal Lahu Khayra! I understand what you said but there is Authentic hadith from Bukhari, Muslim and others plus commentary from ibn Taymiyyah and An Nawawi to that effect that show the Prophet did undoubtedly combined prayers as I stated above just for easiness. please go over the given hadith above again. And the Question is this: Can a Muslim who practiced this till death, can he be said to have properly prayed or that he be among those who abandoned prayers in this world?

(Feb 03 '13 at 14:28) Bani Hashim Bani%20Hashim's gravatar image

Brother, quote the hadith and provide reference. And I have also quoted the hadith which says "I never observed the Messenger of Allah Sall-Allahu alayhi wa sallam perform any prayer out of its time except at Muzdalifa. He combined Maghrib and 'Isha at Muzdalifa"

Please note the word "Never"

Now read here brother,

According to the Hanafi school, it is not permitted to combine the prayers and take a prayer out of its prayer time by either delaying it or performing it before its time. The only exception they have in this, based on the narration of Abdullah ibn Mas'ud, is in Arafat (where Zuhr and 'Asr are combined) and in Muzdalifa (where Maghrib and 'Isha are combined). The remaining three schools permit combining in other circumstances too as when a person is traveling, or it is raining heavily, etc.

Source: http://www.albalagh.net/qa/0082.shtml

And in Arafat you are a traveler.

And to sum up the answer, A Muslim can not be said to have performed all obligatory 5 daily prayers if he continues to perform Zuhr and Asr combine and Maghrib and Isha combine, without in the state of travelling or heavy rain.

And it is a Major Sin to pray salaah combine without any valid reason.

Holy Qur'an says,

Verily, the prayer is enjoined on the believers at fixed hours. [Holy Qur'an 4:103]

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edited Feb 03 '13 at 14:46

Ibn 'Abbas reported that the Messenger of Allah (s) combined the noon prayer with the afternoon prayer and the sunset prayer with the 'Isha' prayer in Medina without being in a state of danger or rainfall. And in the hadith transmitted by Waki' (the words are): “I said to Ibn 'Abbas: What prompted him to do that? He said: So that his (Prophet's) Ummah should not be put to (unnecessary) hardship.”

[Sahih Muslim (English translation), Kitab al-Salat, Book 4, Chapter 100 Combination of prayers when one is resident, hadith no. 1520; Sunan al-Tirmidhi, vol. 1, p. 26]

(Feb 03 '13 at 15:11) Bani Hashim Bani%20Hashim's gravatar image

The Prophet (saw) prayed in Madinah, while residing there, not travelling, seven and eight (this is an indication to the seven Raka't of Maghrib and 'Isha' combined, and the eight Raka't of Zuhr and `Asr combined). -Ahmad ibn Hanbal, al-Musnad, vol. 1, page 221

The Prophet (s) prayed Zuhr and `Asr in combination and Maghrib and 'Isha' in combination without a reason for fear or travel. -Malik ibn Anas, al-Muwatta', vol. 1, page 161

(Feb 03 '13 at 15:13) Bani Hashim Bani%20Hashim's gravatar image

@Bani Hashim,

Sayyidina Ibn Abbas (RA) narrated that the Prophet r (SAW) said, "If anyone combines two prayers at a time without a valid reason then he has entered door of the doors of the Kaba'ir (grave sins) [1 -Concerning times of Salah.htm Page 18 of 138]

Shaykh ‘Abd al-‘Azeez ibn Baaz (may Allaah have mercy on him) said: With regard to the person who deliberately delays the prayer until after the time for it is over, or who sets his alarm clock late so that he will not get up on time, he is deliberately not praying, and he has committed a great evil according to all the scholars.

Now regarding "Ummah should not be put to (unnecessary) hardship."

Note its mention "Unnecessary hardship", and unnecessary hardship has many meanings. Few examples are,

  1. If it is intensely hot, then it is better to delay Zuhr prayer until it cools down a little, i.e., until it is nearly time for ‘Asr, because it cools down a little when it is nearly time for ‘Asr.

See if the temperature is hot while the person is in his house with no danger, no heavy rain and he is not a traveler. He can delay the prayer until it cools down a little bit. Delaying the prayer or miss the prayer with no reason is a sin. There are many means of "Unnecessary Hardships" brother. And Prayer is not a hardship for a Muslim, but the situation of a person makes it hard or easy. Its not the hardship of praying on time but it regards a valid reason to delay according to me. Brother have you found no other hadith that our Holy Prophet (S.A.W) prayed 5 times a day on their prescribed times? Holy Prophet (S.A.W) wanted to save the ummah from "Unnecessary hardships" but he (S.A.W) not meant the ummah to leave the prayer to pray combine. "Unnecessary hardships" has many meanings.

2.Another reason is if it will be possible to pray in congregation at the end of the time but not at the beginning, in which case delay is preferable. For example, if a man is outside the city when the time for prayer comes, and he knows that he will reach the city and catch up with the congregation at the end of the time for prayer, is it better for him to pray when the time for prayer comes, or to delay the prayer until he reaches the congregation?

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edited Feb 03 '13 at 17:03

If the Prophet [saw] performed an action and he did not stop people from doing same during his Lifetime the one who performs that same act relying on what the Rasool did as hujja, since, Ad-Deen, Hujja, we cannot say he committed Kaba'ir [GRAVE SIN]. Let us try and answer the Question In Shaa Allaah.

(Feb 03 '13 at 19:37) Bani Hashim Bani%20Hashim's gravatar image

@bani Hashim, it happens when the two respondents follow different Fiqah. It is a grave sin and Holy Prophet (S.A.W) performed them due to reasons, some of which I quoted above in my reply.

Holy prophet (S.A.W) 99.99% of his life prayed 5 times daily on their prescribed time and 0.01% combine, and if you want make basis of 0.01% for the rest of your life thinking it to be an Unnecessary Hardship then its up to you. And for me, I don't feel praying on time to be an Unnecessary Hardship and I want to follow Holy Prophet (S.A.W) and how he (S.A.W) prayed 99.99% of his life.

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We did not even answer the Question. The Question: [ Since Salaah is the most distinguishing feature between a Muslim and a Non Muslim, so now did the person who followed this tradition and dies in that cause of combining prayer because the Prophet once performed the same in Madina be said to be an improper muslim, a non muslim, a munaafik etc?? That is the Question.

(Feb 04 '13 at 10:28) Bani Hashim Bani%20Hashim's gravatar image

Answer is given, It is the matter of fiqh. Because if you are a Shi'ah and you are asking to a Sunni then there will be a conflict, as Shi'ahs combine prayers and Sunnis don't without any reason.

So, if you follow Fiqa Jafria then you can without any reason.

(Feb 04 '13 at 12:16) believer ♦ believer's gravatar image

NO, SUNNI WAYS PLEASE. Iam a Sunni in the sense that Iam Not Shi'a but I prefer to simply be referred to as a Muslim, Just as one would refer to the PROPHET [SAW] OR HIS SAHABAH, but if Iam going to be dragged into something foreign to me, then, I ask to be reffered to as a Sunni. May Allah Ta'ala continue to guide us all to the straight path that Jannah may be our lot. We are here seeking knowledge, helping & being helped. May Allaah reward our good intentions with lots of hasanah In Shaa Allaah, Amen. Okay now, as matter of Fiqh, what is the answer for my benefit and the house brother?

(Feb 04 '13 at 20:05) Bani Hashim Bani%20Hashim's gravatar image

If you prefer Sunni, then all 4 islamic school of thought are agreed that you one can not pray combine salaah without any vaild reason (i.e. heavy rain or traveling). The second thing you should consider is that you pray to please Allah (S.W.T) so you have to pray on times prescribed by Allah (S.W.T) so that you can please him and you don't pray to please your body thinking it to a hardship. And third thing is that, the more you do hardship the more you get reward, like one person offering salaah standing and one person is offering salaah sitting then no doubt the person who is offering salaah standing will get more reward then the person who is offering salaah sitting.

And for your question "what is the answer for my benefit and the house brother?"

Answer: If you want to get benefited by offering Salaah then you have to pray on time because then you will get more reward and your prayers will benefit you more, if your aim of praying is to please Allah (S.W.T). Many Muslims pray Tajjahud which is not an obligatory salaah to please Allah (S.W.T), they stand at nights they don't care about their sleep or sweet dreams and you want to pray combine to reduce your timings or hardship. Brother it feels like you just want to take off the fards from you only and you are not praying to please Allah (S.W.T).

And last thing, as all 4 Fiqas are agreed that you can not pray combine without a valid reason then I am no one to say that you can pray combine without a valid reason.

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What is the clear cut Answer to it, Did the person died as a Muslims who observed his prayers or Not or as a hypocrite etc?

(Feb 05 '13 at 19:11) Bani Hashim Bani%20Hashim's gravatar image

This is the most clear cut answer brother. If that person call himself a Sunni then no Sunni school of thought allowed him to pray combine without any reason, so he can not be said to have performed 5 daily prayers.

You can think yourself, If they would have allowed to pray combine without any reason then we would have lost offering 5 congregational prayers at their prescribed times and in Mosques we would be praying 5 daily prayers on 3 times which is not correct. And that's what the Shi'ah society does, because they have accepted to pray combine prayers without any reason.

(Feb 06 '13 at 08:58) believer ♦ believer's gravatar image

We have already removed the issue of Shiism in our discuss. The clear cut answer I am asking for is the one in which we say the Dead committed Haraam or Halal or has no Prayers that's all.

(Feb 06 '13 at 19:34) Bani Hashim Bani%20Hashim's gravatar image

I quote you example of Shi'ahs but I have described you what we Sunni does actually all 4 fiqas. I have given you detail answers and short answers but you are not understanding. I can not repeat what I have said multiple times again and again. Its better if you ask someone else brother because what I'm saying you are not understanding.

Its not allowed to pray combine without any valid reason according to all 4 Sunni School of thought.

(Feb 07 '13 at 04:04) believer ♦ believer's gravatar image

**Since this Is An Authentic [Saheeh Hadith] Narrated by the Chief Scribe to the Prophet [saw] - IBN ABBAS and related by IMAMS BUKHARI & MUSLIM with COMMENTARIES from SHAYKHUL ISLAM IBN TAYMIYYAH and IMAM AN-NAWAWI, it really carries great weight and worth all our attention especially viewing the fact that the manner of conducting the five daily Prayers also came and taught the same way via Hadith.

Since this act of combining Prayers was performed by the Prophet (saw) himself, there is CLEARLY No blame on whomsoever performs it but does not make it habitual, ONLY performs it once in a while Not as Shi'a does. And I cannot still say the one who does it habitually has not had his five daily prayers either [because Ad-Deen, Hujja] but rather encourage the person to perform his prayers on the prescribed times.

And I encourage my Muslim Brothers and Sisters to take advantage of combining their prayers if they fear that they may miss the time for a particular prayer. For instance you might be in traffic when zuhr or Asr time would passes, you should take advantage of combining your prayers. Take advantage of easiness, you are not better than the Prophet [saw], the busy man and the man at the bread oven is allowed to combined his prayers, so do not impose untold hardship unto yourself as Ibn Taymiyyah would comment:

"Among the opinions of combining Salaah, the most accommodating is that of the Hanbali school which allows one to combine the prayers if he is BUSY based on Hadith related by an-Nasa'i and they also say that the COOK and BAKER, and so FORTH, may also combine their prayers if they fear their wealth will otherwise be ruined."

AND viewing the fact that Ibn Abbas [ra] when asked why the Prophet [saw] combined his prayers, he replied:

"He did not want any hardship for his ummah."

It is an Ease brought for you like the Qasr prayer. The Prophet (saw) combined his prayers in Medina without being there any danger of anything or rain but did not continue will only be the reason for us not continuing I belief but I cannot blame him whom once in a while performs this act and we should also know that being busy or fears for loose wealth would also be enough reason to combine prayers as against popular belief as mentioned above.**

Now back to the question of the person who held on to combining his prayers till death due to obedience to the action of the Prophet [saw], I will say, I will leave that to Allah. This is because once the Prophet [saw] performed an action and he did not frown at it till his [saw] death it has become a Rahmah on his Ummah and I am not to remove that Rahmah. In other words I am enjoining you to stick to your prescribed daily prayers in congregation where possible and on the other hand I am drawing your attention also to a Rahmah from Allaah and His Messenger that you can take advantage of.

SUBHAANAKAL LAAHUMMA WABI HAMDIKA ASH HADU ALLAA ILAHA ILLAL LAAHU ASTAGHFIRUKA WA ATOOBU ILAYK!

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