Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam
Question: Can you give some proofs on why the two different times for the ‘asr prayer and the two different times for the fajr prayer are both accepted in Islam?
Answer: Assalamu alaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh,
I pray that you are in the best of health and faith, insha’Allah.
Both positions are sound and both have their evidences in the primary texts.
As for why both are acceptable, it returns to the differences of opinions between the imams.
Please see: Understanding Ijtihad and Legal Differences
And see also: The Hanafi `Asr Time
And Allah alone gives success.
Checked and Approved by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani