Are Sunnat Prayers Shortened When Travelling?

QuestionsCategory: SalatAre Sunnat Prayers Shortened When Travelling?
naseer asked 1 month ago

As salaam uh alaikum Imam Saab iA all is well with you alhamdulliah I traveled today and deeply appreciate your quick response and nasheeha it was very very beneficial… Shortening of prayers is ONLY for the fard prayers not the Sunnath right?
That is to say: dhur is 4 – 2 – 2 – 2 – correct?

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Mufti Wahaaj Staff answered 1 month ago

بسم الله الرحمٰن الرحيم

الجواب حامداً ومصلياً

As-salāmu ʿalaykum wa-raḥmatullāhi wa-barakātuh.

Only the farḍ ṣalāhs are shortened when travelling. Sunnahs are not shortened.[1] Four rakāhs of sunnah muʾakkadah followed by two rakāhs of farḍ, then followed by two rakāhs of sunnah muʾakkadah and two rakāhs of nafl for a musāfir is correct.

والله تعالى أعلم وعلمه أتم وبه التوفيق
And Allāh Taʿālā Knows Best

Muftī Mohammed Wahaajuddin bin Salauddin
(May Allāh forgive him and his parents)

[1]
بدائع الصنائع، ج١ ص٩١-٩٢، سعيد
وكذا لا قصر في السنن والتطوعات؛ لأن القصر بالتوقيف، ولا توقيف ثمة