|Praying by yourself, close your eyes and imagine this|
Bismillah, So we've all been there. You are in the middle of an important meeting when the discussion just starts getting juicy and your alarm goes off to pray or you have realised that time is running out and the next salat will be here in 10 minutes. What do you do? Unless you work in a place which is 100% practising muslim it is more than likely you have experienced this.
When I have said 'I think its time we should have a 10 minute break' this has often been met with a 'not the right time' or a view that I am not focused on work. If your boss knows why you want to take a break then you might get a politcally correct 'yes ok, but just 5 minutes not 10'.
How do you feel right now? Not very energised I bet, perhaps even a bit depressed. Well why not turn it around. At the end of the day your prayer is for Allah and you should not be overly concerned about your boss' view if it conflicts with your eman. They way to turn this around is to go and pray, not take too much time and pray an exceptional prayer. And then return full of energy, focused on the task and completely recharged. Your boss and the others around the table wont know what has hit them. They will have probably either just paid a visit to the washroom, caught up on emails, had a chat and a caffine fix. . . you will have had a eman recharge and go back raring to go! Try it, it works for me every time.