Question # 054
Assalamu Akaikum, if I'm in a hurry and can't get time to pray at home, can I pray in the train (Subway) while going to work. Maybe before reaching at work the prayer time might be over. Another question, if I miss any Salah do I have to pray the Farj salah or I have to pray Nafl in its place. Please reply.
In the Name of Allaah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.
As-salaamu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullaahi wa-barakaatuh.
May Allah (swt) reward you for your concern.
It would be best to wake up earlier, pray fajr properly at home, and then leave. However, if this is not possible, it would be preferred to stop at a station, pray, and then get on the following train. If this is not possible either, it would be permissible to pray on the train provided that one is facing the Qiblah.
In regards to missing the Fajr salaah, one will pray the qadhaa of only the fardh rakaats (ie- he will only make up for the 2 rakaats missed), and not the sunnah rakaats. This applies to the other prayers as well (only fardh rakaats will be prayed), except in Isha (fardh and witr (3) will be prayed).
And Allah Ta’āla Knows Best
Student - Jamiah Islamiyah Abu Bakr
Checked & Approved by Shaykh Kasim Ingar
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