>> Tuesday, November 27, 2012
I've read all your posts on salah, but my problem doesn't seem to be there. By the time my school day ends, it's time for the asr prayer. That means, I miss dhuhr every school day. I pray it right when I get home, but I was recently told that we can't make up missed prayers. Is that right? and if so, what am I supposed to do?
Ibn Mas`ud (May Allah be pleased with him) reported: I asked the Messenger of Allah (sallah Allahoo alyhee wa salam): "Which act is the best?'' He (sallah Allahoo alyhee wa salam) said, "As-Salat at their fixed times.'' I asked, "What next?'' He (PBUH) said, "Being dutiful to parents.'' I asked, "What next?'' He (Sallah Allahoo alyhee wa salam) said, "Striving (Jihad) in the way of Allah.'' [Al-Bukhari and Muslim]
On the authority of Hadrat Abu Huraira (may Allah be pleased with him), who said that Allah's Messenger (may Allah's blessings and peace be upon him) said: The first of his actions for which a servant of Allah (The Glorified and the Exalted) will be held accountable on the Day of Resurrection will be his prayers. If they are in order, then he will have prospered and succeeded; and if they are wanting, then he will have failed and lost. If there is something defective in his obligatory prayers, the Lord (The Glorified and the Exalted) will say: See if My servant has any optional prayers with which may be completed that which was defective in his obligatory prayers. Then the rest of his actions will be judged in like fashion. (Tirmidhi, Abu Dawud, an-Nasai, Ibn Majah and Ahmad). (Hadith Qudsi)
Have you ever considered praying at school? The great thing about dhuhr is that it usually falls during times when you’ll be on a lunch break! I’m not saying you should skip lunch to pray (girls got to eat, right?) but if you organise your time effectively you’ll find there’s time to do both.
And if you can, enlist the help of a friend to keep watch while you pray in that quiet area :)
There's also the possibility of wiping on your socks instead of sticking your feet in the sink. (The way to do this little trick is to make sure you do wudu early in the morning, before you leave school. Once you do your wudu, put your socks on. This now gives you the right to wipe over your socks for your next wudu :D You can read the link for more info.)
Remember, when you're at school, you're studying to pass the dunya tests....but you don't want to do it at the expense of the aakhira test =D