Fajr Prayer and Sunrise.

Answered by Ustadh Salman Younas Question: Assalam aleykum If Fajr finishes at 7.12, and I start praying at 7.09 and finish at 7.12 exactly, is my Fajr prayer valid? Answer: assalamu alaykum In the Hanafi school, not completing Fajr before sunrise, which is the end time of the prayer, will invalidate it. Thus, if Fajr […]

Hastening Fajr before Sunrise (Hanafi)

Ustadh Tabraze Azam gives advice on being pressed for time to pray fajr and how best to pray them in their time if one only has a few minutes. Question: Assalam alaykum wa rahmat Allah wa barakatuh. I was praying fajr Salah with my brother as the imam. We didn’t have much time left till […]

I Struggle with My Prayers and Am so Worried About My Family Members Who Do Not Pray. What Do I Do?

Answered by Ustadha Raidah Shah Idil Question: Assalam aleykum, I have always found Fajr prayer challenging throughout my life, due to my husband working night shifts. A year ago, I had a major operation and although I have recovered I have pain which is worse at night. This has made it more difficult to pray […]

How Can I Know the Time for Fajr in a Country Where There Is No Real Darkness?

Answered by Shaykh Abdul-Rahim Reasat Question: Assalamu alaykum I have a question about Fajr and Isha timings in Poland. Here in Poland from May to August there is no real darkness. Only Astronomical Twilight till Nautical Twilight appears in the morning. Some mosques uses 15 some 17 and some 18 degrees. Which one is the […]

Should I Recite Silently When I Make up the Fajr Prayer?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Assalam alaykum I often wake up late. If I want to make up the Fajr prayer after I wake up am I to recite out loud or silently? Answer: Assalamu alaikum wa rahmatullah, If and when praying alone, it is superior for men to replicate the congregational prayer by […]

What It the Difference Between False and True Dawn?

Answered by Ustadh Salman Younas Question: Assalam aleykum I have heard that there is a false fajr (al-fajr al-kaadhib) which does not prevent eating (if we fast) and a true fajr (al-fajr al-sadiq) which is when the prayer Fajr and fast begins. 1. Is it correct? 2. Can we see fajr in a big city? […]

How Can I Wake up for Fajr and Overcome Pornography Addiction?

Answered by Shaykh Jamir Meah Question: Assalamu alaykum I offer my prayer regularly except Fajr. Sometimes I watch wrong videos. I can’t control myself. How can I stop doing this sin? Answer: Wa’alaykum assalam. Jazakum Allah for reaching out. May Allah grant you strength to overcome the challenges you’re facing. Fajr Prayer The 5 obligatory […]

How Should the Two Cycles Before Fajr and What Is Their Ruling?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Assalam alaykum I recently found out that two rakats before fajr are obligatory and must be made up if missed. 1 – Is this prayer separated from the Fajr prayer? 2 – When should I pray it? 3- Sometimes I wake up 20 minutes before sunrise, can I pray […]

What Should I Do If I Almost Don’t Have Time to Pray Fajr Before Sunrise?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Assalam alaykum A person wakes up for Fajr and there is very little time left. He performs the four obligatory acts of wudu, and he only performs the obligatory actions of prayers, since it is almost sunrise. This person also had a wet dream. Is his prayer valid since […]

Is It Permissible to Pray the Fajr Prayer After Sunrise but Before the Eid Prayer?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Assalam alaykum, Is it permissible to pray the Fajr prayer after sunrise but before the Eid prayer? Answer: Assalam alaykum wa rahmatuLlah, The general interdiction against praying before the Eid prayer refers to voluntary prayers. As for Fajr, it cannot be deliberately performed after sunrise. The time of Fajr […]