Suhaib Webb answers a question he received from healthcare workers about whether those who work in the ICU or in the emergency rooms trying to save critical cases should join the prayers?
Praying is an important part and a huge pillar in Islam. Praying five times in Islam is a “fard” something that we must do, and the Hadith of Prophet Muhammad - Peace be upon him- urges us to pray the prayer on its time. And Allah says in the Holy Quran that he has prescribed prayers in specific times for us. And the agreement and covenant between us as Muslims is the prayer “salah,” whoever leaves it has committed an act of disbelief.
In this video, Imam Suhaib Webb answers a question that he received from some of the healthcare providers, physicians, doctors, and nurses about whether those who work in the ICU or in the emergency rooms trying to save critical cases and save lives should join the prayers, meaning whether they can combine more than one fard and pray them together with or without shortening? Imam Suhaib Webb says that in Islam, preserving lives comes even before reserving religion because if no body is left alive who will preserve Islam? But does that mean they should not join the prayers? He continues by explaining what Imam Ahmed Ibn Hanbal stated as the eight reasons for joining the prayers. Let’s watch the video to know the reasons and the answer to the question.
Keywords: Joining prayers, COVID-19, Pandemic, Health, Prayers, Doctors, Healthcare, Fard, Prayer, Salah