Parents asking one to do some work Salaah time

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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)

This answer was collected from, where the questions have been answered by Mufti Zakaria Makada (Hafizahullah), who is currently a senior lecturer in the science of Hadith and Fiqh at Madrasah Ta’leemuddeen, Isipingo Beach, South Africa.

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