I have a question about something my masjid is doing today because of the bad weather in Pittsburgh. My husband explained it to me like it's fact, because he's grown up knowing it, but I just don't understand the WHY.
We just got an email saying that because of the weather, Maghrib and Isha prayers at the masjid will be combined at Maghrib time. My husband was explaining that some schools of thought say this is allowed because Muslims are supposed to pray all prayers at the masjid, because you get like 25 prayers for each one. I don't understand why it wouldn't be better to just tell the congregation to pray at home, and stay out of the bad weather, rather than change/combine prayers. I was under the impression we should only combine prayers when traveling. Plus, women are encouraged to pray at home more than the masjid, so I've never heard this before. But I think he's getting frustrated with my asking WHY, so I'm turning to any knowledgable sister for help understanding.