Book Name:Musafir ki Namaz

Are travellers exempted from offering Sunnaĥ alāĥ?

During the journey, Sunnaĥ alāĥ are not shortened but rather will be offered completely. If the traveller is in the state of fear or anxiety, he is exempted from offering Sunnaĥ alāĥ but he is required to offer it when in peace.

 (‘Ālamgīrī, vol. 1, pp. 139)

صَلُّوۡا عَلَى الۡحَبِيۡب           صَلَّى اللّٰهُ تَعَالٰى عَلٰى مُحَمَّد

In connection with five letters of ‘alāĥ, five Madanī pearls about offering Nafl alāĥ on a moving conveyance

1.          [For a traveller who has travelled] outside the city, (‘outside the city’ refers to the place from where Qar becomes Wājib for a traveller), one can offer Nafl alāĥ while riding a conveyance (e.g. a moving car, bus, or van. In this condition, facing the direction of Qiblaĥ is not a pre-condition) and the traveller must face the direction towards which the conveyance is moving. If he does not face this direction, then the alāĥ will not be permissible. Facing the Qiblaĥ is not a condition even at the time of the beginning of alāĥ. He is required to face the direction towards which the conveyance is moving, and to perform Rukū’ and Sujūd by gestures. (It is also necessary that) the


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