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My wife is a working women. If during office hours, when her mensis comes to an end, how can she say prayer because it is not possible to take bath in office. Neither home is nearby the office where she can go and take bath. Hence her 2 to 3 times prayer got Qaza. Please guide?


In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.

As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullāhi wa-barakātuh.

You may refer to Fatwa 19900 regarding women employment.

Rasulullah Salallahu Alayhi Wasallam said:

“‏ بُنِيَ الإِسْلاَمُ عَلَى خَمْسٍ شَهَادَةِ أَنْ لاَ إِلَهَ إِلاَّ اللَّهُ وَأَنَّ مُحَمَّدًا عَبْدُهُ وَرَسُولُهُ وَإِقَامِ الصَّلاَةِ وَإِيتَاءِ الزَّكَاةِ وَحَجِّ الْبَيْتِ وَصَوْمِ رَمَضَانَ ‏”صحيح مسلم (1/ 45)‏ ‏ دار إحياء التراث العربي – بيروت.‏

Translation: ‘Islam is built on five (pillars): Testimony that there is none worthy of worship except Allah, establishing Salah, giving Zakah, Hajj, and fasting Ramadan.'[Muslim]

The woman should leave office early in order to avoid making qaza of her salah.

If she did not take a bath and did not perform salah on time, she should make tawbah and istighfaar.

And Allah Ta’āla Knows Best

Anas Sharieff Qasmi.

Student Darul Iftaa

Hyderabad, India.

Checked and Approved by,
Mufti Ebrahim Desai.

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