Making wudu at work and missing the prayer

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Question: I frequently miss Dhuhr because I cannot make wudu at work?


Wa alaykum assalam wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh,

Dear questioner,

Thank you for your important question.

I was frequently in a very similar scenario at work and at school in the UK, where the time between Dhuhr and Asr can sometimes be short.

My advice would be where khuffs and wipe on them, and to just prayer wherever you are when the prayer comes in. As an employee, you have a right to go to the bathroom, so you shouldn’t have any problems quickly washing your face and arms.

It is sometimes less awkward/embarrassing praying in your own private room, but at the end of the day, no one actually cares whether or not you put your head on the floor in an office or a warehouse, and it just makes the whole process more simple.

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I pray this helps.

[Ustadh] Farid

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