Saturday, August 27, 2011

He works as an accountant and does not pray in congregation occasionally because of that


I work as an accountant and when the time for prayer comes I cannot pray in congregation sometimes, until my colleague comes and replaces me. Please note that outside of work I offer all the prayers regularly in the mosque.

Praise be to Allaah.

Prayer in congregation is
obligatory for men who are able to do it, according to the more correct of
the two scholarly opinions, based on a great deal of evidence that has been
explained in the answer to question no.

An exception from that is
made for the one whose work cannot be left because obvious harm would result
from that, such as those who guard important places or doctors doing surgery
and the like; they may stay away from prayer in congregation. 

As for working as an
accountant, there does not seem to be any reason for not praying in
congregation because of it, because you can close the books, computers and
offices in order to go and pray. The boss has no right to stop employees
from praying in congregation. This has been discussed in the answer to
question no. 72895. 

We advise you to try to
pray in congregation and to do things that will help you to do that, and to
advise your bosses at work, because prayer is the most important pillar of
Islam after the Shahaadatayn, and it is the cause of success and prosperity
in this world and in the Hereafter. 

And Allaah knows best.


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