Hadith on Travel: Prayer is only two raka’at each during travel

November 13, 2017

Ibn Umar reported: I accompanied the Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, and during travel he would not add more to his prayer than two cycles (raka’at). Abu Bakr, Umar, and Uthman did likewise, may Allah be pleased with them.

Source: Ṣaḥīḥ al-Bukhārī 1051, Ṣaḥīḥ Muslim 689

Grade: Muttafaqun Alayhi (authenticity agreed upon) according to Al-Bukhari and Muslim

عَنْ ابْنِ عُمَرَ قَالَ صَحِبْتُ رَسُولَ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ فَكَانَ لَا يَزِيدُ فِي السَّفَرِ عَلَى رَكْعَتَيْنِ وَأَبَا بَكْرٍ وَعُمَرَ وَعُثْمَانَ كَذَلِكَ رَضِيَ اللَّهُ عَنْهُمْ

1051 صحيح البخاري كتاب تقصير الصلاة باب من لم يتطوع في السفر دبر الصلاة وقبلها

689 صحيح مسلم كتاب صلاة المسافرين وقصرها باب صلاة المسافرين وقصرها