Ahaadeeth and Sunnats of Traveling
Shortening the Qira`at when traveling
51.) Hazrat Abdullah Ibn Umar (RA) narrates that Nabi (Sallallaahu ‘alayhi waSallam) recited Surah Kaafiroon and Surah Ikhlaas in the two rakaats of Fajr Salaah, whilst they were traveling.
Hazrat Utbah Ibn Aamir (RA) also narrates that Nabi (Sallallaahu ‘alayhi waSallam) performed the Fajr Salaah once on journey, and recited Surah Falaq and An-Naas therein. Nabi (Sallallaahu ‘alayhi waSallam) thereafter advised him to recite these two Surahs often, at different times of the day and night.
- The above bears testimony to the fact that it is Sunnah to shorten the Qira`ah when traveling.
Extracted from Ash-Shamaa`il al Kubra
[The Sublime Conduct of Nabi (Sallallaahu ‘alayhi waSallam) Volume 3]