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Prayer At Work

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam

Question: Assalamu alaykum wa rahmatullah wa barakatuhu

I am looking for an intership or a job in a accounting firm. I was told it was very difficult to pray in such firm. 
I would like some advice to pray on time in such environement. Should I ask at the job interview that I want to pray? Or is it better to looking for a job in an another company and leaving accounting firm?

Answer: Wa ‘alaykum as-Salam wa rahmatuLlah,

No, if this is a job which you need or would like, work on getting the job in the interview. Once you have the job, you can raise the issue of prayer. Everybody takes breaks during the work day, and breaking for the prayer is no different. Ask Allah Most High to facilitate your affairs, and to strengthen you.

Please see the following answers which answer your question in detail: How Can I Pray on Time With My Very Busy Job and Very Long Hours? 

And Allah Most High knows best.


[Ustadh] Tabraze Azam

Checked and Approved by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

Ustadh Tabraze Azam holds a BSc in Computer Science from the University of Leicester, where he also served as the President of the Islamic Society. He memorised the entire Qur’an in his hometown of Ipswich at the tender age of sixteen, and has since studied the Islamic Sciences in traditional settings in the UK, Jordan and Turkey. He is currently pursuing advanced studies in Jordan, where he is presently based with his family.

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