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Prayer in Places in which One May Say Full/Curtailed Prayer

A traveler whose four-rak‘ah prayer is shortened to two rak‘ahs is allowed to say it in full in four places as follows: in the city of Mecca, in the city of Medina, in Kufah Masjid, and in Ḥā‘r of Imam Hossein (a.).
Although a four-rak‘ah prayer is more meritorious in comparison to a two-rak‘ah prayer, it is a mustaḥabb caution to say one’s prayer shortened in these places.
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