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    I am travelling and want to shorten my prayers? Can you give me the relevant details.

    Question 04/03/11

    I am travelling and want to shorten my prayers? Can you give me the relevant details.

    Answer By Ustadh Haroon Hanif

    Shortening the prayer is a gift that Allah, Most High, has granted to the Muslims. It is necessary for a traveller who is travelling more than a distance of 48 miles from his home city, having intended to travel that distance. The traveller only shortens the fard of zuhr, asr and isha prayers. He begins shortening these prayers from the moment he leaves the outskirts of his city until he returns back. He does not need to travel the distance before he begins shortening his prayers.