Can You Pray (Salat) Before It’s Time When Traveling? ~ Hi readers! In this article, I will explain one of the important things for Muslims who like to travel. One important thing I mean is prayer (Salat) before it’s time when traveling. So, if you are a Muslim who likes to travel, or if you are a Muslim who is looking for an explanation of that, then this article is perfect for you.
In the discussion about prayer (Salat) before it’s time when traveling there are several important things which I will explain as follows:
- Traveling in Islam
- Rule of Prayer (Salat) Before It’s Time When Traveling
- How to Pray Before Time When Traveling
Traveling in Islam
In Islam, the original law of Travel is permissible (mubah). But the law can turn into prohibited (haram) if the purpose is for evil or for things that are prohibited in Islam. Some examples of the travel that is allowed in Islam are traveling for travel, for studying, for work, and so on. As for the example of traveling, which is prohibited in Islam, is traveling to steal, to beat someone, to kill, and so on.
Of course, in this article, I am not talking much about travel which is prohibited by Islam. Now I just want to focus on explaining the law of praying before the time when traveling is allowed in Islam, such as traveling for tourism, for studying, for work, and so on.
But before I explain many things about it, I want to say that the travel that is allowed in Islam can affect the law as long as some things are obligatory in Islam, such as prayer and fasting in Ramadan. The point is that the prayers that must be done on time can turn out to be allowed not on time. Meanwhile, fasting in Ramadan which must be done (mandatory) may turn out to be allowed or not done. In Islam, these legal changes are called leniency or Rukhshoh.
Rule of Prayer (Salat) Before It’s Time When Traveling
In the previous few paragraphs, I have explained that traveling is one of the things that can change Islamic law, including the law of prayer. So, if you want to travel and want to pray before the time, then you are allowed to do that.
But one thing that you must understand well is that praying before its time should not be done carelessly. You are not allowed to do five kinds of obligatory prayers (Fajr, Dhuhr, Asr, Maghrib, and Isha) at one time. All you can do is do the Asr prayer during the Dhuhr prayer, do the Isha prayer during the Mahgrib prayer. Performing such prayers is called Jama Taqdeem prayer.
You may also perform the Dhuhr prayer during the Asr prayer, or Maghrib prayer during the Isha prayer. Performing such prayers is called Jama Takheer. You can do this without reducing the number of people or by reducing the number of people. In Islam, reducing the number of people in prayer is called Qasr prayer.