Hadith on Prayers: The Prophet combined prayers to ease his nation

Ibn Abbas reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, prayed noon prayers and afternoon prayers in combination for reasons other than danger or travel. Sai’d ibn Jubayr said, “Why did he do that?” Ibn Abbas said, “The Prophet intended to not cause hardship for anyone in his nation.”

Source: Ṣaḥīḥ Muslim 705

Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to Muslim

Al-Nawawi said, “A group of Imams consider it permissible to combine prayers if there is a need of it, for those who do not take it as a habit; it is the position of Ibn Sirin and Ashab among the companions of Malik.”

Source: Sharḥ al-Nawawī ‘alá Ṣaḥīḥ Muslim 705

عَنِ ابْنِ عَبَّاسٍ قَالَ صَلَّى رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ الظُّهْرَ وَالْعَصْرَ جَمِيعًا بِالْمَدِينَةِ فِي غَيْرِ خَوْفٍ وَلَا سَفَرٍ قال سعيد بن جبير لِمَ فَعَلَ ذَلِكَ فَقَالَ أَرَادَ أَنْ لَا يُحْرِجَ أَحَدًا مِنْ أُمَّتِهِ

705 صحيح مسلم كتاب صلاة المسافرين وقصرها باب الجمع بين الصلاتين في الحضر

قال النووي وَذَهَبَ جَمَاعَةٌ مِنَ الْأَئِمَّةِ إِلَى جَوَازِ الْجَمْعِ فِي الْحَضَرِ لِلْحَاجَةِ لِمَنْ لَا يَتَّخِذُهُ عَادَةً وَهُوَ قَوْلُ ابْنِ سِيرِينَ وَأَشْهَبَ مِنْ أَصْحَابِ مَالِكٍ

705 شرح النووي على مسلم