Hi all readers! Are you looking for an explanation about “can you pray early if going out?”. If your answer is “Yes”, congratulations! Now you are reading the right article. Why? Because that is what I will explain in this article. As Muslims, we must understand that. That’s why I wrote this article. So, you should read it to the end!
Specifically, there are three important things about “can you pray early if going out?” which I will explain in this article. The three important things I mean are as follows:
Prayer Before the Time
The first important thing about “can you pray early if going out?” what I will explain now is prayer before the time. I want you to understand that first before you read more explanations in this article because it is one of the important things that must be understood well.
In Islam, praying early is allowed in some cases. The point is that there are certain conditions that allow Muslims to pray before their time. So, it shouldn’t allow them to do that under normal conditions.
In Islamic legal literacy, prayer before the time is Jama Taqdeem prayer (جَمْعُ التَّقْدِيْمِ). The Jama Taqdeem Prayer (جَمْعُ التَّقْدِيْمِ) is combining the two obligatory prayers into one and doing it at the beginning of time. That is the meaning of the Jama Taqdeem prayer.
The Jama Taqdeem prayer or combining two obligatory prayers into one, that it should not be done arbitrarily, and that not all prayers may be combined into one. In Islamic legal literacy, the types of obligatory prayers that may be combined are Dhuhr and Asr prayers, Maghrib prayers and Isha prayers. We should not combine the Fajr prayer with other prayers, such as, for example, combining the Fajr prayer with the Isha prayer, or combining the Fajr prayer with the Duhr prayer. In addition, we are also not allowed to combine the Dhuhr prayer with the Maghrib prayer or the Isha prayer or combine the Maghrib prayer with the Asr prayer or the Dhuhr prayer.
That’s a brief explanation of prayer before the time. As Muslims, we must understand that.
Can We Pray Before the Time?
The second important thing about “can you pray early if going out?” what I will explain now is “can we pray before the time?”. I want you to understand that because it is one of the important questions in this discussion that must be well understood.
In the previous few paragraphs, I have explained that there are certain conditions that allow Muslims to pray before their time. The condition I mean is if there is something that causes them not to be able to pray as usual. By and large, it is a journey.
The specific requirements for performing the prayer before its time or Jama Taqdeem are as follows:
One: tartib. The point is to do the first prayer first. For example, do Dhuhr first. After that do the Asr prayer.
Two: the intention to perform the Jama prayer in the first prayer.
Three: Muwalat (sequentially). The point is that the two prayers are not separated for long. So, after the first prayer, you must immediately take Takbiratul Ihram for the second prayer.
Four: when performing the second prayer, still on the way, even though the journey does not reach Masafatul Qasr (a journey that allows Muslims to pray Qasr).
So, if you ask me, “can we pray before the time?”, the answer is “Yes. We can pray before our time if there is something that prevents us from praying as usual and requires us to pray before the time.”
That’s a brief explanation of “can we pray before the time?”. As Muslims, we must understand that.
Can You Pray Early If Going Out?
The third important thing about “can you pray early if going out?” what I’m going to explain now is a specific answer. So, you should read the explanation below very well.
Before I explain this discussion in this article (can you pray early if going out?), I really hope you understand the explanations in the previous few paragraphs so that you can understand the explanation below well.
In the previous few paragraphs, I have explained that there are certain conditions that allow Muslims to pray before their time. The condition is travel. The point is that if the Muslims are not on their way, they should pray as usual. In other words, they should not “pray early”.
For example, if it is 11 am and you want to go out, you cannot do Duhr prayer first. You can only perform Duhr prayer only during Duhr prayer.
Another example, if it is time for Duhr prayer and you want to go out, you are not allowed to do Asr prayer at Duhr prayer time because you are still at home. The standard for praying early is when the Muslims are on their way.
That’s the answer if you ask me about “can you pray early if going out?”. Very simple. I hope you can understand it.
Now, how to do the prayer earlier (Jama Taqdeem)?
There are a few things you should do if you want to pray early:
One: you must cleanse yourselves of minor hadas and major hadas.
Two: you must wear clothes that are holy for prayer.
Three: you must find a holy place for prayer.
Four: you must say niyyat for Jama Taqdeem in the first prayer. The niyyat is as follows:
أُصَلِّى فَرْضَ الظُّهْرِ أَرْبَعَ رَكَعَاتٍ مَجْمُوْعًا بِالْعَصْرِ جَمْعَ تَقْدِيْمٍ لِلَّهِ تَعَالَى
I intend to perform the Dhuhr prayer of four rak’ahs by combining the Asr prayer, in Jama Taqdeem, because of Allah Taala.
The niyyat is if you want to perform the Jama Taqdeem prayer by combining the Dhuhr prayer and the Asr prayer
Five: immediately perform the second prayer after the first prayer is finished.
That’s a short explanation of “can you pray early if going out?” and some important things about it. Do you understand? If you want to ask, please ask!
I think that’s enough for this article. Hope it is useful. Amen.
See you again in the next article!