Q. I have never heard of such ignorance. Rasulullah (sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam) performed salah by combining them, yet your web site claims that we should refrain from this practice……
A. Allah the Greatest states:
إِنَّ ٱلصَّلَوٰةَ كَانَتۡ عَلَى ٱلۡمُؤۡمِنِينَ كِتَـٰبً۬ا مَّوۡقُوتً۬ا
Surely prayer is a timed (fixed) decree for the believers. (4:103)
In everyday occurrences, and when all matters are consistent, we must give preference of Quran over Hadith and sunnah. Rasulullah (sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam)) did join salaah in Arafah and muzdalifah. It is not something we do as a common practice.
It is our contention that salaah can have the appearance of being joined. For example: Magrib salaah is at 6:00pm and asr salaah times ends at 5:59. A person can complete his asr prayers by 5:57 or so, wait a few minutes for the magrib time to set in, and then perform magrib salaah. This is the appearance of two salaah being performed together; however, each salaah had been performed in its correct time. In travel this method can be used. However, this method must only be used out of necessity, not as an everyday occurrence.
To delay and salaah without justification is viewed as an action of dislike.
Allah Certainly Knows Best.