Calling people to regularly observe Salah

Q 4: Many of our colleagues do not offer Salah (Prayer). (Part No. 2; Page No. 54) Perhaps they used to offer Salah regularly before leaving their homeland, but as soon as they indulged in the American life style, they abandoned Salah and Sawm (Fast) and forgot Islam. Some other colleagues and I advised them and called them to pray, but they did not respond. Are we absolved of liability before Allah, especially that we live with them in the same accommodation?


A: If the case is as you have mentioned, you are free from liability and there is nothing wrong with living with them in case of necessity. You should keep advising them and call them to adhere to the Islamic obligations with wisdom and good instruction, and debate with them in the best and most constructive way. May Allah make you the cause of their guidance, thus both of you attain a great reward, while yours will be multiplied, In sha’a-Allah (if Allah wills).May Allah keep you firm and give you strength, support, patience and confidence of heavenly recompense! Truly, He is All-Hearer and answers prayers! May Allah guide the rest of your colleagues to His Straight Path!May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.

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