Fatwa: # 15714
Category: Prayer (Salaat)
Country: South Africa
Date: 3rd October 2007


Timings for Fajr Salaah


I wish to know the correct timings for fajr namaaz. Because I have got few contradictionary answers. One says from dawn til sunrise and the other says dawn till sunrise and after sunrise till the time of Zuhar. Please advice which one of them is correct.


In the name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful

Assalaamu `alaykum waRahmatullahi Wabarakatoh

The beginning time for Fajr Salaah is from Subah Saadiq (when a whiteness covers the horizon) till sunrise. As soon as the sun begins to rise, the time for Fajr expires (hidaayah Vol.1 Page 82)

And Allah knows best

Checked and Approved by:

Mufti Ebrahim Desai
Darul Iftaa

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