A guard at a Saudi man''s villa.

Q: One day I missed Fajr (Dawn) Prayer in congregation, which made one of my roommates accuse me of being unfaithful. I was deeply affected by these words, especially that it was said by a man whom I consider to be righteous (although none can verify this but Allah). Religion is based on easiness, not hardship. This incident caused me to think of missing congregational Salah a number of times as a challenge to him, although I offer all my Salahs in the Masjid.

A: It is Wajib (obligatory) to offer congregational Salah for those who are physically able (Part No. 7; Page No. 304) and find a congregation. It is one of the greatest `Ibadahs (forms of worship), acts of obedience, and rites of Islam. It is impermissible for you to neglect a Wajib because someone abused you. You should be patient and endure, especially in matters related to worship, following the example of the Prophet (peace be upon him), his Sahabah (Companions) and their Tabi`un (Followers, the generation after the Companions of the Prophet). May Allah make you and us among them.May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.