Suppose one works in a firm as an Accountant/assistant accountant and he is not given the time for Zuhr or Asr namaz and also the Jumuah namaz in spite of telling the employer about it. What should one do, should he leave the job and find another one or should he continue and say all his prayers at night together when he gets home as qadha. What about Jumuah he cannot do even qadha of that. Moreover I do not go to places to work where there is no mosque nearby as I know I will miss my Jumuah namaz. Please help me as I want to earn my living also and say my namaz on time also. My mother says that if you do not get time for prayers then say your namaz at night when you come back from work and say all your prayers together then. What should I do as Ramadan is going on and I do not want to miss any of my prayers and especially in Ramadan and here I have obey my mother also to earn my living. I do not want to fall prey to haram work and rizq. I want halal rizq. Please pray for me.

Answered according to Hanafi Fiqh by Darulifta-Deoband.org
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بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

(Fatwa: 185/163/D=01/1435)

In the question mentioned above, if one is not given even a short time for salah then the person should be in the state of wudhu and when the time of salah starts i.e. (at the time of lunch, during the interval of tea or while going for natural calls) he should offer fardh and sunnah muwakkadah quickly in office side or on some suitable place. However, for Jumuah salah if there is time during the recess time that one can go to the nearby mosque and offer Jumuah salah then it is far better; otherwise he should seek permission for this time, though his salary is deducted for this leave, in which he could visit the nearby mosque and offer Jumuah salah. However, if nothing works and the salah becomes qaza then another job should be searched. Hence such employment is not lawful as per the Shariah where salah is missed necessarily.

Allah knows Best!

Darul Ifta,
Darul Uloom Deoband

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