Is a Lecture a Valid Excuse to Delay the Prayer?

Shaykh Farid Dingle is asked if college lectures are a valid excuse for delaying the prayer until the time of necessity in the Maliki school. Question: Assalam alaykum wa rahmat Allah wa barakatuh. This is a question regarding a previous answer that was asked by someone else titled: What Are the Valid Excuses to Delay […]

Is It Persmissible to Delay Prayers Due to Work and Heavy Traffic?

Answered by  Habib Umar bin Hafiz Question: Assalam aleykum Someone works in the transportation sector (driving), and does not pray on time, due to heavy traffic. And there are no mosques near him since he lives in a Western country. So he makes up all the prayers he missed as soon as he reaches home. What […]

Is It Sinful to Delay a Prayer to Its Later Time and Then Miss It Due to Unforseen Circumstances?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Assalam alaykum. Would I be sinful to miss the Dhuhr prayer due to unforseen circumstances after delaying it to its later time despite having the opportunity to pray it in its earleir time? Answer: Wa alaykum assalam wa rahmat Allah, The basis is that the obligatory (fard) prayer needs […]

Can I Pray While Sitting and Nursing so as to Not Miss the Prayer Time?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Assalam alaikum, Sometimes when I am nursing my daughter she nurses from before the start of prayer through to the passing of the prayer time. It is hard to unlatch her as she will cry inconsolably. Can I pray while sitting and nursing so as not to miss the […]

Delaying Isha Until Shortly Before Fajr

Answered by Shaykh Faraz A. Khan Question: Lately, Isha prayers have been starting really late, for example at 11 pm and Fajr is at around 4 am. As I go to school, I have to wake up at 6.30 am and this means I won’t get much sleep. I also have health problems when I […]

What Happens If the Current Prayer Time Exits While I Am Praying?

Answered by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani Question: If an obligatory prayer is considerably delayed to an extent that upon completing the prayer (or in the final rak’aa), the time for the next prayer arrives, is the former prayer accepted as being prayed on time? In other words, when one commences the delayed prayer, he is on […]

Can I Delay Prayers During Emergency Situations?

Answered by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani Question: Is it permissible for one to become a fireman or a paramedic? I would like to pursue one of these careers but what concerns me is not being able to pray on-time due to emergency situations. Is there a ruling that deals with this? Answer: Walaikum assalam wa rahmatullahi […]