Performing supererogatory prayers after the first Athaan of Fajr

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what is the timing for tahajud prayer(last part of night) ,if second adhaan of fajr is at 5:00am in makkah? after the first adhaan of fajr, is it permissible to pray 2 sunnah rakahs of fajr ?can we pray other nawfil prayers at this time? is it obligatiory to wait for the second adhaan for praying fard prayer? pls help
 
Fatwa:
 
All perfect praise be to Allah, The Lord of the Worlds. I testify that there is none worthy of worship except Allah, and that Muhammad  sallallaahu  `alayhi  wa  sallam ( may  Allah exalt his mention ) is His slave and Messenger.  
 
The time of the Tahajjud prayer starts from the time after performing the ‘Isha prayer until the beginning of the time of Fajr prayer. The second Athaan in Makkah starts at the beginning of the time of Fajr, and the time to pray the two Rak’ahs of the Sunnah of Fajr prayer is after the beginning of the time of Fajr prayer (i.e. after the second Athaan). The obligatory Fajr prayer is not valid unless it is performed after dawn (i.e. at the time of the second Athaan). However, it is permissible for a person to perform as much supererogatory prayers as he wishes between the two Athaans (the first and the second Athaan.
 
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Fatwa answered by:The Fatwa Center at Islamweb

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