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Asalamualaykum brother I have a question, I'm in the military and it's difficult for me to pray on time, do you have any suggestions?

Imam Ali Omar
March 25, 2017 - 10:52

As salaam alaekum. You should try your best to pray at the right time because salat is something we cannot delay.You should make it known to your bosses how important it is for a Muslim to pray at the right time. Allah says in the Qur'an "When you have finished As-Salat (the prayer - congregational), remember Allah standing, sitting down, and lying down on your sides, but when you are free from danger, perform As-Salat (Iqamat-as- Salat). Verily, the prayer is enjoined on the believers at fixed hours (Surat Nisa' Verse:103. In relation to that, the Prophet (SAW) is reported to have said that "The best of deeds in the sight of Allah is salah at the beginning of its time" (Bukhari). Owing to the above, it becomes obvious that Muslims are not permitted to delay the salat beyond its allocated time. However, if you have a valid excuse such as illness, travelling or vulnerability to attack or exposure to any danger, you can slightly delay the salat but not beyond its allocated time. In addition to that, you can even join two salat together, namely Zuhr and Asr or Maghrib and Isha', particularly while on a journey or in a state of war. Just try your best. May Allah make it easy for you. Ma' salaam

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