Ash-Shaykh Ahmad an-Najmi, rahimahullah, was asked:
“A woman says she was in a exam at school and she was late for the prayer since the time period for the exam has only one period while it is between two prayers [i.e. dhur and Asr]. So she was late for the prayer to the point the time for the second prayer came in. So what is upon her to do?”
“The time for the second prayer came in while she hadn’t prayed yet?”
“Yes, she was still at school in the exam. For example, she was in the exam between the time of dhur and asr, the time for dhur ended and the time for asr came in, [all of this] while she was still in the exam at school.”
“This is not permissible, it’s not permissible.”
“Also another thing to add oh Shaykh is that especially in the winter season, the time between dhur and asr is only probably for an hour or an hour and a half.”
“Especially during the winter season.”
“We say if she knows that the time [between the two prayers] is short, then she should fear Allah and preserve the prayer in order that she doesn’t miss it.
So she became lenient to the point the time for the prayer had ended, so she…[word unclear in the audio], if the person did it intentionally.
Therefore she should seek forgiveness from Allah and repent to Him and she should make up for this prayer and she shouldn’t do the likes of this action ever again. She should pray the salaat in its prescribed time.”
AbdulFattaah Bin Uthman