How to Pray Maghrib while traveling In Islam

How to pray maghrib? Maghrib prayer is one of five obligatory daily prayers which is performed after the sunset. The time of Maghrib prayer starts just after the sunset and finishes when the twilight has disappeared. To pray maghrib, we will do three rakaats of salat during the Maghrib time. The first two rakaats are recited audible while the final rakaat is recited silently.

Then, considering the length of Maghrib prayer which is basically so short, sometimes it is difficult to catch up it especially when we are on traveling. So, how to pray Maghrib while traveling?

How to Pray Maghrib while Traveling

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How to Pray

In Islam religion, a traveler is one of the persons that are excused to shorten and/or combine daily prayers. As a result, you won’t miss your obligatory prayer since you can still shorten or combine it at the time when you can perform the prayer. There are some possible scenarios that you may face during your journey, so here we go!

  • Make up the Maghrib as soon as you arrive. If you arrive at home or mosque at the time when the twilight has been disappeared, you can do maghrib qaza to make up for the Maghrib prayer. How to pray Maghrib qaza? If you only miss Maghrib, you can do the Maghrib qaza before the Isha time.
  • Shorten the Maghrib prayer. Shortening salat is also called as qasr. How to pray Maghrib qasr? Qasr is when you shorten the rakaats into two rakaats. It means that you will perform your Maghrib like when you are performing Subuh prayer.
  • Combine Maghrib and Isha. When you miss Maghrib, you can combine it with Isha prayer considering the two salats are close when it comes to the time and Isha also has much longer time. In this case the step is performing the Maghrib first and then performing the Isha prayer afterwards.

How to Pray Maghrib and Isha Together when Traveling

Then, how to pray Maghrib and Isha combined at the same time? There are two possible ways to combine Maghrib and Isha. First, you can do Maghrib and Isha at Maghrib time and second, you do both prayers at Isha time. Depending on your circumstances, you can select between these two ways.

Final Thoughts

Now, you have known how to pray Maghrib and Isha together when traveling. The last but not least, to complete your daily prayers, it is a good idea to learn how to pray Maghrib sunnah too without forgetting to do the obligatory ones.

Short questions and answers

  • Q: How many Rakats is Maghrib?
    • A: The Maghrib prayer has three obligatory (fard) rak’at.
  • Q: What are the 5 daily prayers in Islam?
    • Fajr – the dawn prayer. It is two rakat Salat.
    • Dhuhr – the early afternoon prayer. It is four rakat Salat.
    • Asr – the late afternoon prayer. It is four rakat Salat.
    • Maghrib – the sunset prayer. It is three rakat Salat.
    • Isha’a – the night prayer.
  • Q: The Five Pillars of Islam consist of:
    • Shahadah: sincerely reciting the Muslim profession of faith
    • Salat: performing ritual prayers in the proper way five times each day
    • Zakat: paying an alms (or charity) tax to benefit the poor and the needy
    • Sawm: fasting during the month of Ramadan
    • Hajj: pilgrimage to Mecca

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