Assalamou alaykoum Shaykh
When we travel 50 miles we only [pray] two rakats. Suppose we don’t do these rakats when we arrived at destination. We go back home. Do we then 2 or we do replace it with the normal number of fard rakaates?
Wa alaykum as-Salam,
When on a trip you miss the two raka`ats of the abridged prayer and then make them up at home, you make them up only as two raka`at in the Hanafi and Maliki schools. They said: “You make it up the way you would have normally accomplished it.” So likewise, if you miss the four raka`at prayer at home and make it up while on a trip, you have to make it up as four raka`ats. In the Shafi`i and Hanbali schools they are stricter and require you to make it up as four in either case.
Hajj Gibril Haddad