Can I Join My Prayers If I Work in Customer Service?

Question:

I work in customer services. Can I join prayers?

Answer:

Wa alaykum assalam wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh,

Dear questioner,

Thank you for your important question.

Being in customer service does not allow one to join prayers. Just as any employee has a right to a bathroom break or a lunch break, there is no reason why you cannot organize with your employer to take 5 mins to pray your obligatory prayer.

If the issue is that you only have a very, very small time to pray Dhuhr or Asr (say only 30 mins) because it is winter time and you live in a polar region, then there would be some room for that.

Please see:

https://seekersguidance.org/answers/seeking-knowledge/joining-prayers-at-work/

I pray this helps.

[Ustadh] Farid Dingle

 

Checked and Approved by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

Ustadh Farid Dingle has completed extensive years of study in the sciences of the Arabic language and the various Islamic Sciences. During his studies, he also earned a CIFE Certificate in Islamic Finance. Over the years he has developed a masterful ability to craft lessons that help non-Arabic speakers gain a deep understanding of the language. He currently teaches courses in the Arabic Language.