Pearl of Wisdom

'Allah, most High, has receptacles on the earth, and verily they are the hearts. The most beloved of hearts to Allah are the softest ones, the purest ones, and the firmest ones: those that are the softest to their brothers, those that are the most pure from sins, and those that are the firmest in the path of Allah.'

Prophet Muhammad al-Mustafa [sawa]
Kanz al-'Ummal, no. 1225

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Question : #452 Category: Salaat / Prayers
Subject: unable to pray at work
Question: Salam,

I used to be able to pray at work and now my Zuhr/Asr namaz becomes qaza because I pray at home.

Is this a major sin? There is no facility for me to pray at work.

Please let me know.
Answer: It is not appropriate for a Muslim to delay the saying of salat from its preferred time (i.e. at the beginning of its time span) and what has been mentioned in the question is not an acceptable excuse.

If the need to work at that place reaches the level of necessity, then he should pray in time in whatever way possible: even just by indicating [by lowering the neck halfway for ruku' and fully for sajda]. However, such a situation would arise only exceptionally. So he should fear Almighty Allah and not accept a job which leads to neglecting the pillar of faith; thus, he should remember the words of the Almighty:
"And whosoever fears Allah, He will make a way out for him [from difficulties] and provide for him from where he does not expect." (65:2)

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