I had 6 minutes before prayer, and I did wudu for the remaining time. I’m usually praying at home and I don’t have a Masjid anywhere nearby so I can hear it, but I do have the adhan on my Prayer Watch app, but I didn’t listen to it because by the time I finished my wudu, I had little time left and I rushed to pray. However I was late for the ASR prayer by 2 minutes, while NOT hearing the adhan, and I was wondering if my prayer counts, and do I become a kafir? (Disbeliever)

Also something to note: I suppose that I thought 6minutes or less was typically enough to do wudu but well of course I had my doubts so Allah knows the best if this counts as laziness or not

  • You say: "I’m usually praying at home" and I wonder if this is valid at all, as I heard (citation needed) that doing the obligatory prayers alone is only accepted in dire situations. Waiting for an answer based on Islam and not on hearsay as mine. Commented May 4 at 23:07
  • @GyroGearloose No, there's no such opinion that praying at home invalidates salat for both, men and women. All madhahib permit praying in the house, and the Hanafi madhab says that it is greater and more rewarding for the women to pray in the house than in the mosque. Commented May 8 at 7:48

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You're not a disbeliever by missing Asr by two minutes. The only sin that makes you a disbeliever is shirk (associating partners with Allah), because you're believing in other gods and not submitting to Allah alone (which then doesn't make you a Muslim).

I don't think I would even say that act you did was a sin since it was a mistake and you didn't do it from your own will. It was also only two minutes.

We should still ask Allah forgiveness for our mistakes and slip-ups:

"It is not lawful for a believer to kill another except by mistake. And whoever kills a believer unintentionally must free a believing slave and pay blood-money to the victim’s family—unless they waive it charitably. But if the victim is a believer from a hostile people, then a believing slave must be freed. And if the victim is from a people bound with you in a treaty, then blood-money must be paid to the family along with freeing a believing slave. Those who are unable, let them fast two consecutive months—as a means of repentance to Allah. And Allah is All-Knowing, All-Wise." -Surah 4 verse 92

The believer, if he killed another believer mistakenly,still has to free slaves or fast as means of repentance to Allah, by this we know that we have to ask forgiveness for our mistakes.

  • I guess the sin to ask forgiveness about maybe is not what you say directly whether in your example nor in your conclusion at the end, but is the sin (or the sins) that made us troubled in such situations. For example there is a Hadeeth saying Allah will succeed people to say their prayers in its encouraged time, but only late in time if the one has done something wrong or things like that. Do not remember exactly what the Hadeeth says.
    – owari
    Commented Jul 19 at 0:02
  • Allah has stated "وَ مَا أَصَابَكُمْ مِنْ مُصِيبَةٍ فَبِمَا كَسَبَتْ أَيْدِيكُمْ وَ يَعْفُو عَنْ كَثِيرٍ" which is about regular people, and about the holy persons like the 14 infallibles PBUT Allah has said "مَا أَصَابَ مِنْ مُصِيبَةٍ فِي الْأَرْضِ وَ لَا فِي أَنْفُسِكُمْ إِلَّا فِي كِتَابٍ مِنْ قَبْلِ أَنْ نَبْرَأَهَا إِنَّ ذَلِكَ عَلَي اللَّهِ يَسِيرٌ"
    – owari
    Commented Jul 19 at 0:02

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