Understanding Jamak Takhir Prayer ~ Hi all Readers! Maybe you have already heard what is Jamak Takhir prayer. Yups! That is to do two prayers at the end of time. Actually, it is a variant of Jamak prayer. That is the opposite of Jamak Taqdim prayer that I have explained in the previous article.
In the previous article I also explained, that there are certain rules and conditions for conducting Jamak prayer. The two obligatory prayers that can be done simultaneously are as follows;
- Dhuhr prayer and Asr prayer.
- Maghrib prayer and Isha prayer.
Thus, we want to do Jamak Takhir prayer which consist of Dhuhr prayer and Asr prayer, then we must do both at one time, at the time for Asr prayer, or if we want to do Jamak Takhir prayer which consists of Maghrib prayer and Isha prayer, then we have to do it at one time, at the time for Isha prayer. This is what is called Jamak Takhir prayer. The word “Ta’khir (تأخير)” in Arabic means “to end”. That’s why two prayers are done at the end of time.
But there are some conditions that we must pay attention to if we want to perform the Jamak Ta’khir prayer;
- The intention to doing Jamak Takhir prayer at the beginning of the first prayer. But actually, there are those who allow it to be done when someone is praying.
- Someone who doing Jamak Ta’khir prayer is still in traveling. The point is that he is still a person who travels
Orderly is not one of the prerequisites for doing Jamak Ta’khir prayer. That’s why people who do Jamak Ta’khir prayer can start with any prayer. He may start with the Asr prayer first, after that he performs the Dhuhr prayer. He may start with the Isha prayer first, after which he performs the Maghrib prayer.
The intention to perform Jamak Takhir prayer is as follows (in the context of the Duhr prayer and Asr prayer which are not Qasr);
أُصَلِّيْ فَرْضَ الظُّهْرِ باِلْعَصْرِ أَرْبَعَ رَكَعَاتٍ جَمْعَ تَأْخِيْرٍ لِلَّهِ تَعَالَى
I intend to do the obligatory prayer, Dhuhr with Asr, four rak’ahs, Jamak Ta’khir, because of Allah Ta’ala.
All Readers! That is a brief explanation of Jamak Takhir prayer. Do you all understand? If you want to ask, please ask!
I think that’s enough for this article. May be useful! Amen!
See you in the next article!
Wahba az-Zuhaili, al-Fiqhu al-Islaamiy wa Adillatuhu.