13. The reason due to which Al-Maghrib is to be Prayed with three Cycles during the journey and the hazards, and the rest of the Prayers, two Cycles, two Cycles

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أخبرني علي بن حاتم فيما كتب إلى قال: أخبرنا القاسم بن محمد قال حدثنا حمدان بن الحسين عن الحسن بن ابراهيم يرفعه إلى محمد بن مسلم قال: قلت لابي عبد الله عليه السلام لاي علة تصلى المغرب في السفر والحضر ثلاث ركعات وسائر الصلوات ركعتين؟ قال: لان رسول الله صلى الله عليه وآله فرض عليه الصلاة مثنى مثنى وأضاف إليها رسول الله صلى الله عليه وآله ركعتين ثم نقض من المغرب ركعة ثم وضع رسول الله ركعتين في السفر وترك المغرب وقال: اني استحي ان انقض منها مرتين، فلذلك العلة تصلى ثلاث ركعات في الحضر والسفر.


1. Ali Bin Hatim informed me with regards to what he wrote to me, narrating from Al Qasim Bin Muhammad, from Hamdan Bin Al Husayn, from Al Hassan Bin Ibrahim, raising it to Muhammad Bin Muslim who said, ‘I said to Abu Abdullah (asws), ‘For which reason is Al-Maghrib to be Prayed with three Cycles during the journey and the hazards, and the rest of the Prayers are of two Cycles? ‘ He (asws) said: ‘Because the Prayers were Obligated upon Rasool-Allah (saww) two by two, and Rasool-Allah (saww) increase two Cycles over it, then reduced one Cycle from Al-Maghrib. Then, Rasool-Allah (saww) displayed two Cycles during the journey and left Al-Maghrib (as three Cycles), and said: ‘I (asws) am embarrassed that I (saww) should reduce from it, twice’. Thus, it is due to that reason, you have to Pray three Cycles during the hazard and the journey’.