Is it permissible to perform awwabin prayer between the evening (maghrib) and night (isha) prayer when they are combined?

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Is it permissible to perform awwabin prayer between the evening (maghrib) and night (isha) prayer when they are combined?
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Dear Brother / Sister,

It is fard to perform each prayer in its determined time. For, time is one of the conditions of prayer. The following is stated in verses:

"For, such prayers are enjoined on believers at stated times." (an-Nisa, 4/103)

"Guard strictly your (habit of) prayers, especially the Middle Prayer...." (al-Baqara, 2/238)

"And establish regular prayers at the two ends of the day and at the approaches of the night... " (Hud, 11/114)

Besides, the Prophet (pbuh) is ordered to perform prayers at the sun´s decline till the darkness of the night and in the small watches of the morning. (al-Isra,17/78-79)

Hz. Prophet (pbuh) explained and showed his ummah the practices of the verses above and the times for five daily prayers himself; he performed them like that. (Muslim, Masajid, 31, 174; Abu Dawud, Taharah, 60; Nasai, Adhan, 12; Tirmidhi, Mawaqit, 4)

The only exception to the principle of performing each prayer in its determined time period is for hajjis on the day of Arafah in Arafat, where they combine the noon (zuhr) and the afternoon (asr) prayer at the time of the noon prayer and in Muzdalifa, where they combine the evening (maghrib) and night (isha) prayer at the time of the night prayer. There is unanimous agreement on this among fiqh scholars.

However, according to Shafii madhhab, it is permissible to combine prayers based on some conditions other than the day of Arafah. However, supererogatory prayers are not performed between the combined prayers.

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