Pearl of Wisdom

A man came to the Prophet (SAWA) and complained to him of hunger, so the Prophet (SAWA) sent a messenger to the homes of his wives, but they said that they had nothing but water. The Prophet (SAWA) asked, 'Who can host this man tonight?' 'Ali b. Abi Talib (AS) said, 'I will host him, O Messenger of Allah.' He came to Fatima (AS) and asked her, 'What do you have, O daughter of the Prophet?' She said, 'We only have food for tonight, but we would rather give it to our guest.' He (AS) said, ?O Daughter of Muhammad. Take the children to bed and put off the lamp.' The next morning, 'Ali (AS) came to the Prophet (SAWA) and told him the story. No sooner had he left than Allah, the Exalted, revealed the verse: ...but prefer [others} to themselves...

Abu Hurairah
Amali al-Tusi, p. 185, no. 309

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Question : #210 Category: Salaat / Prayers
Subject: traveller performing Friday prayer
Question: Salaam,
When I am a traveller and doing shortened prayers, can I still perform Friday prayers?
Answer: Jumuah/Friday prayers is not obligatory for a traveller, regardless of whether the traveller prays Qasr or full prayers, as he would do if he intends staying for 10 days or more.

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