I live and eat with people – some of whom do not pray, and others who pray late – praying the fajr [prayer] at 9 o’clock [in the morning]. Bearing in mind we all work together, what am I required to do? Should I leave this job?
There are three signs of a hypocrite: He is lazy when alone, and becomes active when others are around him, and keenly carries out tasks when praised.
A 45 year old man has not fasted during the month of Ramahdaan for many years out of laziness and negligence, and nor has he made up any of the missed fasts over these years. However, Allaah (Subhaanahu wa Ta’aala) has [now] bestowed upon him the opportunity to repent and he has started fasting the month of Ramadhaan after the passing of ten days. So what is the ruling regarding the previous days, the months of which the number exceeds ten?