Combined Maghrib and ‘Ishaa’ In Light Rain


Assalamu Alaikkum Now I am visiting the United States. There is a mosque (with Quran classes and madrassas) where Egyptian Imams (Hafidhs) lead prayers for more than 300 people, including women and children. One day when it was raining a little in the winter, they prayed Magrib’s prayer and immediately prayed the prayer of the Essa because of the bad weather. I joined them. But my friends did not join us to say that it was not raining much. Was my prayer acceptable?


Perfect praise to Allah, the Lord of the worlds. I testify that there is no other worthy worship than Allah and that Muhammad sallallaahu `alayhi wa sallam (may Allah extol his mention) is his slave and his messenger.
{C} There is no harm in combining the prayers of the Maghreb and “Ishaa” when it rains; a rain that wets clothes, according to the opinion of the majority of scientists. Therefore, if the rain, because of which the Imaam combined the prayers, was strong enough to wet the clothes, then your prayer is valid.
However, if the rain is light and the clothes are not wet, then the scholars said that a light rain does not allow to combine the prayers, because that does not cause any difficulty.

Allah knows best.

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