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  • The calendar does not count if it contradicts the correct Athaan time Date: 8-5-2013

    I am from Morocco and in our country there is a united Athaan for the Fajr prayer according to the astronomical system without considering the differences in sighting. Is it permissible for me to pray alone so as to offer my prayer in the due time? Or am I obliged to pray with the congregation despite the fact that they offer their prayer before the.. More

  • What counts is the prayer time of the town to which one travelled Date: 8-5-2013

    On January 13th at 10 pm, I traveled from an American town (in which the prayer times are: Fajr 6:10 am, Shurooq 8:00 am and Ishaa’ 6:40 pm, I reached my destination in Germany on the 14th at 12 pm and the prayer times there were: Fajr 6:40 am Shurooq 8:10 am and Thuhr 12:30 pm. After finishing procedures, it was 1pm, so the plane departed after Ishaa’.. More

  • Specifying an hour and fifteen minutes as a time gap between Maghrib and ‘Ishaa' Date: 5-5-2013

    We live in a Muslim-majority city in which there are five mosques. Some of these mosques proclaim the Athaan (i.e. call to prayer), especially the ‘Ishaa' Athaan, according to Al-Aqsa prayer times while the other mosques raise the Athaan an hour and fifteen minutes after the Maghrib prayer. This means that there is a time gap between the Athaans of.. More

  • Shafaq (twilight) and consequential Sharee‘ah rulings Date: 25-12-2012

    Does Shafaq denote the red or the white twilight? .. More

  • Maghrib time for a traveler lasts until immediately before the Fajr prayer Date: 25-12-2012

    If I was travelling and intended to delay the Maghrib prayer to perform it with the ‘Ishaa' prayer (i.e. deferred combination of prayer), but was able to arrive at my country in time for the ‘Ishaa' prayer, should I perform the Maghrib prayer as I intended as a deferred combination of prayer or as Qadhaa' (i.e. making up a missed prayer)?.. More

  • Beginning of the specified time is a condition for the validity of prayer Date: 25-12-2012

    We know that Fajr prayer is to be performed when the darkness mixes with dawn light or when the dawn light appears clearly. starts to appear. However in our city, this is not the case as it is performed before this i.e. in the darkness. Please advise. May Allaah Help you... More

  • Thuhr time for women and those who are not required to offer Friday prayer Date: 24-12-2012

    When should women perform the Thuhr Prayer on Fridays? Should they perform it at the time of the Jumu‘ah Khutbah or after it? May Allaah Reward you... More

  • If time is limited, start with the obligatory prayer then the voluntary prayer Date: 24-12-2012

    Should I perform the voluntary prayer before the obligatory prayer if time is limited with regards to Fajr?.. More

  • Delaying the Fajr prayer until the morning twilight appears Date: 1-11-2012

    Assalaam O Aliekum. Fajr Salat at the mosques in my locality start 30 mins before sunrise, and redishness in the furthermost eastern horizon is clearly visible. Is this indicative of the expiry of the time for Fajr? Would I be better off, offering Salat a little earlier without congregation at home?.. More

  • Completing the whole prayer before its time is over Date: 16-5-2012

    As salamu alaykum, If little time is left and someone is not shure whether he will have completed Fajr before its expiry time (i.e. sunrise), and after he prayed he checks the time and indeed he completed before its expiry time, is his salaah correct ? To give a example, sunrise is at 08:22 and the currect time on which the salaah is about to commenced.. More

  • Estimating the time of ‘Ishaa’ at an hour and a half after Maghrib Date: 4-10-2010

    Where I live, every year the Muslims disagree with each other over the timing of the ‘Ishaa prayer in May, June and July. In these months, the period between Maghrib and ‘Ishaa’ is about half an hour. Some Masjids (mosques) pray Maghrib and ‘Ishaa’ one after the other, while other Masjids estimate the time of ‘Ishaa’ at an hour and a.. More

  • The end of the time of the 'Ishaa' prayer Date: 24-6-2010

    When is the end of the ‘Ishaa’ time? How can we know it?.. More

  • Performing prayer before its fixed time and drinking while reciting the Quran Date: 10-5-2010

    Salaamualikum respected scholar, I would be very grateful by your noble response to my questions. My father occasionally offers obligatory prayers before it's correct time eg: he often prays fajr 15-30 minutes early at home and then immediately sleeps saying that he saw an arab man doing so and eventually they know Islam better than others. One morning.. More

  • Why the time of Fajr ends at sunrise Date: 10-4-2008

    I have a question regarding prayers: Why do we have to pray fajr prayer before sunrise? Why didn't God make it possible to pray 'till the next prayer as all the other prayers? It is very difficult and sometimes impossible in the world we live in today to wake up from the middle of your sleep, for example when you have an exam two hours later. I thought.. More

  • Performing the prayer a few minutes before the time of the following one Date: 6-6-2007

    Sir my question is about the Qazaa Prayers sir recently i read a newspaper in which a Ulma said abt the timings of prayers in which he said a person can offer isha prayer even before the time of Fajr prayer starts means 3 mins before similar that all prayers like Magrib prayers we can offer magrib prayers before the azaan of Isha he said it is better.. More