Possible Situations During Salaah Times

Question ID: 17832

I am aware that we must exert all of our efforts in order to perform our five daily salahs at their prescribed times.

Having said that, there are a number of possible scenarios in which there could be difficulty in me performing Salah on time (of which I have noted just 3 below):
A) being kidnapped and held at gunpoint for a couple of hours

B) the little empty room in my workplace (which the hierarchy of the company have allowed me to use for Salah during my break times) being occupied by others for a one-off meeting they are having

C) waking up about 15 minutes before Fajar time ends to find that nocturnal emission has taken place and realising that there is not a sufficient time for me to have a ghusl and pray Fajar

If we take a look at the Qur’an, Allah tells us in the second verse of Surah Talaq “And whosoever fears Allah and keeps his duty to Him, He will make a way for him to get out (from every difficulty).”

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee has commented on this verse, stating that it relates to any kind of difficulty we may experience and is not restricted to difficulties in relation to sustenance.

I therefore presume that if I fear Allah and keep my duty to Him, Allah will make a way for me to get out from difficulties pertaining to performing the five daily Salahs at their prescribed times.

In light of this commentary of the verse my questions are:
1) Would it mean that if I fear Allah and keep my duty to Him, it is absolutely IMPOSSIBLE for any of the four scenarios (or similar scenarios) occurring? Would it mean that whatever condition a Muttaqi person finds himself in, he will be able to perform his Salah regardless?

2) Would I become a kafir if I believe or state that such scenarios could – on the rare occasion – take place even if I fear Allah and keep my duty to Him?Having such a belief would surely mean that a person has rejected the second verse of Surah Talaq? Yes? No?

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Asked on October 19, 2015 11:44 pm
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1) If a scenario is not controllable, then wait until conditions become favourable then perform Salaat.
2) No.

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Answered on November 5, 2015 4:54 pm