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  • The Time of the Thuhr Prayer Date: 5-11-2020

    Assalamu alaikum. I go to an Islamic girls school which follows the hanafi madhab. In the summer we pray zuhr in school however in winter they believe we still have time to pray at home therefore we do not pray in class. The time that we get home from school is the time for asr, however they believe it is still zuhr time as they follow the hanafi madhab.. More

  • Pray Fajr When There Is Light Pollution or Overlapping of Twilights Date: 13-3-2019

    In Germany around summer time we have the problem of "persistent twilight" which basically means that the end of evening twilight (Maghrib) "overlaps" with the morning twilight (Fajr), if we use 18° for Fajr. In cities we can not really observe it because of light pollution and hence the Muslims here have different prayer times. In Fatwa 268246 you.. More

  • Reconciling two ahaadeeth about time for ‘Asr prayer Date: 1-1-2018

    Assalaamu alaykum. We have a hadith wherein Jibreel (Gabriel) instructed the Prophet, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam,to pray the ‘Asr before the length of the shadow of an object becomes twice its height, but there is another hadith which states that the ‘Asr can be prayed as long as the sun does not turn yellow. So when does the time of necessity.. More

  • Praying ‘Asr in masjid that delays it until shadow of object is twice its length Date: 28-12-2017

    Should a person pray the ‘Asr prayer in congregation in a masjid in which the congregation of the ‘Asr prayer takes place after the shadow of an object becomes twice the size of the object, according to the Hanafi time? .. More

  • End time of ‘Ishaa’ prayer Date: 28-12-2017

    Assalaamu alaykum. I grew up knowing that the time of the ‘Ishaa’ prayer lasts till that of the Fajr starts. However, I recently came to know that it lasts till midnight. What is the most preponderant opinion of the majority of the scholars regarding the end time of the ‘Ishaa’? And what is the evidence of those who think that the ‘Ishaa’.. More

  • Miscalculating end of time of ‘Ishaa’ prayer Date: 29-11-2017

    Assalaamu alaykum. Out of ignorance, I have always miscalculated the end of the ‘Ishaa’ time as the middle point between the ‘Ishaa’ and the Fajr prayers, and not that of the Maghrib and Fajr prayers, and I possibly may have prayed many times when the time of ‘Ishaa’ was already over. Are my prayers valid, or do I have to repeat them? It.. More

  • Ending time of ‘Ishaa’ prayer Date: 1-8-2017

    Assalaamu alaykum wa rahmatullaahi wa barakaatuhu, Shaykhs. I heard that there is a difference of opinion among the scholars regarding the ending time of the ‘Ishaa’ prayer, but I did not know what the right or most correct opinion on this is (which is till midnight and not till dawn), and Allah knows best. I read it a few days ago, and I want to.. More

  • Time of obligatory prayers according to Maaliki school Date: 28-6-2017

    Assalamu alaykum. How authentic is the Maaliki view that the time for the Thuhr prayer extends to sunset and the time for the Maghrib and Isha' prayers extends to dawn? May Allaah reward you. Wassalaamu alaykum. .. More

  • Praying ‘Asr when shadow of object is twice its height Date: 9-5-2017

    Do you know of any scholar who said that the ‘Asr prayer that is prayed after the shadow of an object becomes twice the height of the object (the time when Hanafis pray ‘Asr) will be completely invalid and unacceptable? .. More

  • Praying 'Asr after shadow of object becomes twice its height Date: 22-4-2017

    Assalaamu alaykum. Do you know of any scholar who has said that praying the ‘Asr after the length of an object's shadow becomes twice the height of the object will not be accepted (it is as good as not praying at all)? .. More

  • Catching time of prayer with one Rak'ah Date: 19-10-2016

    Our honourable scholars, assalaamu alaykum, my question is about this hadith: Whoever catches a Rak'ah (unit of prayer) of a prayer before its time has expired has caught the entire prayer in its time. Abu Hurairah reported that the Prophet, sallallaahu ʻalayhi wa sallam,said, "Whoever catches one Rak'ah of the prayer has caught the prayer.".. More

  • Determining sunset in mountainous area Date: 2-7-2016

    The time of Maghrib starts when the sun has completely set. This means that when the disk of the sun goes below the horizon, then the time for Maghrib starts. However, if a person lives in a very hilly area and tries to look at the sun with his eyes to determine when it sets, it will appear to set earlier behind the hills. A note on this can be found.. More

  • Starting congregational Fajr prayer 25 minutes before sunrise Date: 2-7-2016

    I read on your website that one should pray the Fajr prayer individually if the congregation at the masjid starts only 10 minutes before sunrise. What if the congregation starts about 25 min before sunrise? Is this also a significant delay (due to which one should pray individually)? .. More

  • Performing Fajr prayer before its time is impermissible Date: 7-3-2016

    Assalaamu alaykum. I pray that this finds you in the best of health. I am a revert, alhamdulillah. I live with my non-Muslim family, and they do not exactly support my decision to become a Muslim. My problem is with the Fair prayer. I am afraid that they will kick me out or retaliate if they catch me praying, and the Fajr starts after everyone has woken.. More

  • Performing Fajr congregational prayer ten minutes before sunrise Date: 14-1-2016

    Assalaamu alaykum. I live in Bangladesh. There is an uncommon practice here in the mosques. That is, most of the mosques here pray the Fajr congregational prayer right before sunrise (ten minutes before only). As a result, many a times, when I finish the congregation, I see that the daylight has appeared! If I accidently miss one raka'ah (unit of prayer),.. More