I'm a brand new revert. I'm planning on taking Arabic classes this fall at college. I want to be able to read the Quran without translation.
I just found out an Imam is actually teaching the class. That makes me even more excited to learn. But, my concern is prayer times. The class is from 12:00-1:30 (12:00-13:30). In my city, Dhuhr is at 1:15 (13:15). If my professor is an Imam and Dhuhr is during my class (even though its close to the end) is that a valid excuse to wait until after?
Normally I would ask the professor if I can pray, and they usually let me. But if the professor is an Imam will I insult him if I ask to pray, because shouldn't he be praying too?
I'm confused... Please help.