Which Adhan Should I Follow for Breaking My Fast?

Hanafi Fiqh

Answered by Shaykh Abdullah Anik Misra


In our country, people break their fast based on the adhan. As the city we live in is full of mosques, which adhan should I follow? I can hear adhan from different mosques. Should I act upon the adhan from the nearest mosque, or can I act upon the adhan from the farthest mosque?


In the Name of Allah, Most Merciful and Compassionate,

The adhan is not the reason we break our fast, but it is a sign indicating the entrance of the prayer time. Some mosques may wait a bit longer than others, or there may be natural delays from the individuals calling the adhan, leading to slight variation in the timings. However, you can follow whichever of the adhans you wish, such as the first or the closest one, as they are all supposed to represent the entrance of Maghrib time to break the fast. [Shurunbulali, Maraqi al-Falah]

[Shaykh] Abdullah Anik Misra
Checked and Approved by Shaykh Abdul-Rahim Reasat

Shaykh Abdullah Anik Misra was born in Toronto, Canada, in 1983. His family hails from India, and he was raised in the Hindu tradition. He embraced Islam in 2001 while at the University of Toronto, from where he completed a Bachelor of Business Administration. He then traveled overseas in 2005 to study the Arabic language and Islamic sciences in Tarim, Yemen, for some time, as well as Darul Uloom in Trinidad, West Indies. He spent 12 years in Amman, Jordan, where he focused on Islamic Law, Theology, Hadith Sciences, Prophetic Biography, and Islamic Spirituality while also working at the Qasid Arabic Institute as Director of Programs. He holds a BA in Islamic Studies (Alimiyya, Darul Uloom) and authorization in the six authentic books of Hadith and is currently pursuing specialized training in issuing Islamic legal verdicts (ifta’). He holds a certificate in Counselling and often works with new Muslims and those struggling with religious OCD. He is an instructor and researcher in Sacred Law and Theology with the SeekersGuidance The Global Islamic Seminary. Currently, He resides in the Greater Toronto Area with his wife and children. His personal interests include Indian history, comparative religion, English singing, and poetry.