Having problem in offering salah during job

Answered according to Hanafi Fiqh by
If I get a job/work with good amount of income, securing/ offering salat/namaz/prayer properly on time couldn’t be guaranteed. Whereas, if I work for a very low amount, offering salah/namaz/prayer on time is a possibility (seems easy). Problem: my parents (who are not Muslims) need certain amount of money to meet their home’s financial needs. They have already lost their wealth etc. after my acceptance of Islam because of all my mistake. In-shaAllah, this could be taken care but offering salah/namaz/prayer properly on time becomes doubtful then (specially on regular basis). I am worried about my Huquq-e-Ibad that Allah Rabbul Alameen would not forgive me! Please guide.

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

(Fatwa: 316/254/N=3/1439)


Salah is one of the important duties of Islam. It is unlawful and major sin to miss salah intentionally or without a Shariah excuse. (Fatawa Mahmoodia Jadid, Dhabel, 7, 388, Question: 3475). Thus you should adopt such employment where you can offer salah with jamat in time though you receive low salary, you shall have barakat in the salary in-shaAllah and all your expenses will be fulfilled and thus you would be able to serve your parents financially.


التأخير بلا عذر كبيرة لا تزول بالقضاء بل بالتوبة أو الحج ، ومن العذر العدو وخوف القابلة موت الولد؛ لأنه عليه السلام أخرها يوم الخندق (الدر المختار مع رد المحتار، كتاب الصلاة، باب قضاء الفوائت، 2: 518، 519، ط: مكتبة زكريا ديوبند)، قوله: “ومن العذر” : أي: لجواز تأخير الوقتية الخ ، قوله: “العدو”: ……. هذا حيث لم يمكنه فعلها أصلا (رد المحتار).

Allah knows Best!

Darul Ifta,
Darul Uloom Deoband

This answer was collected from the official ifta website of Darul Uloom Deoband in India.

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