Parents asking one to do some work Salaah time

Q: My parents sometimes ask me to do some work for them and it happens to be at the same time as jamaat salaat at the Masjid. If I do their work, I will miss salaat with jamaat and if I go to the Masjid, I can’t do their work because it had to be done at that time. Should I do their work and miss jamaat or give preference to jamaat?


A: If it is not urgent and not an emergency then perform the namaaz and thereafter do their work.

And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.


Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)