The Asr prayer (Arabic: صلاة العصر ṣalāt al-ʿaṣr, "afternoon prayer") is the third of the five daily prayers (salat) performed daily by practicing Muslims.
Yes, it is mentioned in many Hadeeths that sleeping between ASR and Maghrib is Makrouh (disliked) and cause many harms on health and well-being. It can cause mental problems and unhappiness. Hadeeth says: Who sleeps between ASR and Maghrib should not blame but himself when he finds disturbance in his mind. In Makarim al-Akhlaq page 333: Sleeping after ASR causes mental harm.
Nap during the day is good and called Qayloola قيلولة which is after Dhuhr till before Asr.
I can understand dear brother or sister how much of a challenge it can be for someone to do salah in a non-Islamic work place. Some managers do not understand the importance of Salah for Muslims and may only permit for one to do it on their break. This can be problematic since the break period could be before the salah starts, or at a time when the salah could be qada.
Usually though around this time in the summer, one has a lot of time to pray zuhr and. Asr. Of course it is better to pray them on time however not all circumstances may permit that. Let us say for example zuhr time is at 1:00pm but you could only pray it at 4pm. As long as maghrib time hasn’t set in, you would be still be able to do the salah within an acceptable time period.
In many work places people go for cigarette or toilet breaks so if these were permitted but not a short prayer break, it could possibly be discrimination. How could one have a right to smoke for 5 -10 minutes yet a Muslim isn’t able to pray within a similar time period?!
If one had very extreme circumstances where they had no other way, it is also possible one could pray in a bathroom if they had tahir mat. This is however makruh meaning the salah would have less reward. I do know of some cases where some were forced to perform salah in a staff bathroom which had a lock on the door. This way they could perform their salah without it being qada and without being prevented.
You should try to speak to your non-Muslim colleague or manager and inshallah a flexible arrangement can be agreed on.
Some ulema state that one must leave the job which would prevent them from doing Salah and must pick a job in which they are able to do salah.
It should be noted that it isn’t permissible to purposely delay salah past qada time, so you cannot just pray them qada the next day instead within the set time.
May Allah grant you success
It depends on the nature of the mistake. Some mistakes do not invalidate the Salah, while other mistakes can invalidate the Salah. You may write some details so that I can understand the situation and try to reply your question.
It is not allowed to pray Dhuhr , Asr or Isha as two units unless you are a traveler.
Performing any obligatory Prayer must be be in standing position unless the person is totally unable to stand, the he will be allowed to sit whenever he is totally unable to stand.
As you travel every day for work, you must perform you Salah as full in both places, your home and your work place. Every one who travels for work three days a week or more, his Salah is full.
Thank you for your question. According to the school of Ahl al-Bayt (as), there is no problem with praying your intended prayer in congregation in either scenario.
May you always be successful.
If the time of congregational prayers does not allow you to perform Nafilah of Zohr or/ and Nafilah of Asr, then you can perform the Nafilah after the Jama'at prayers is over, with the Niyyah of Qadha.
You will then get the reward of Jama'at and the reward of performing the Nafilah.
If you have little time which will kot be enough to perform the whole eight Rak'ats of the Nafilah, you can perform few Rak'ats like 2 or 4 Rak'ats.
In such cases when there is not enough time to recite the full Nafilah of Zoh or Asr, you can pray just 4 or even 2 Rak'ats as Nafilah for each Zohr and Asr. If you could not find time , then you can recite the Nafilah later on as Qadha.
Reciting Quran in Zuhr and Asr Prayers must be with Ekhfaat which means with low voice which can be heard by you in usual cases. It is like whispering with out clear voice. Just moving the lips with out hearing anything is not enough in Ekhfaat.