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How can my husband pray Magrib while he is travelling?

Assalamu alaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barkatuhu My husband works in international call centre his shift Timming is 18:30 to 4:30 so before leaving for work he offers asr but maghrib adhaan take place at 18:20 when he is on his way to office can he offer maghrib at 17:40 (this is the time when he leaves home) if not than what can he do to not miss his prayer

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بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

We begin with Allah’s blessed name, we praise him and we glorify him, seek his forgiveness and ask him to guide us. Whoever Allah guides, None can lead astray and whoever he misguides, None can guide. There is no power and no strength except from Allah, The most high, the Most great, the most powerful. We bear witness that there is no one worthy of worship but Allah Alone, and we bear witness that Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) is His slave-servant and the seal of His Messengers. We pray for peace and blessings on all the noble messengers and in particular on the last of them all “the blessed prophet Mohammad (pbuh)”

Allah says in the Glorious Quran: Indeed the Salaat is a prescribed duty that should be performed by the believers at (their) appointed times. Quran [4:103]
So woe to the worshippers. Who are neglectful of their prayers. Quran [107:4-5]

The time of Magrib prayer is due immediately after the sun has completely set, and under absolutely no circumstances can this prayer be prayed before its time, ie. before the sun has completely set.

If one prays ones Magrib prayer before the sun has set, that prayer would not be valid.

Dear sister,

  • if he is in his private car then he should stop the car, get down, and offer the obligatory prayers facing the Qibla.
  • If he is in public transport then stopping that vehicle and getting off is not an option, he should pray in the vehicle according to his ability. Since prophet Mohammad (pbuh) has not prayed obligatory prayer while sitting on a mount, still one cannot say with absolute conviction that it would be invalid or unacceptable to Allah.
  • if he can reach the office before the time for magrib prayer ends then he can pray in the office, If waiting until reaching office means that the time for the prayer will pass, then he should pray in the best way that he can i.e. even he may pray in the car on the seat without delaying the prayer.
  • It is better for a traveller to join the Zuhar and Asr, Magrib and Isha prayer either praying them at the time of the earlier prayer or the time of the later prayer. So if you intend to join the Magrib with the Isha at the time of isha, there is no harm.

According to my humble opinion and to be on the safe side you should not pray Magrib in the vahicle, rather you should join it with Isha at the time of Isha. And Allah alone knows the best.

I ask Allah to make this a sincere effort, seeking his pleasure, and I ask him to grant us refuge in him from the evils within ourselves, and that in our deeds. I ask him to grant us success in achieving whatever pleases him; And May Allah Shower His blessings and mercy upon our beloved Prophet Muhammad (pbuh), his family and his Companions and on all those who follow him until the final hour.

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