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Should we not pray at 12 o clock in the night?

Times when praying is foribidden Times when praying (an optional prayer) is forbidden are defined by this two ahadith (based on this Arabic fatwa): Uqba b. 'Amir said: There were three times at which ...
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Does magrib last until redness disappear (nearly 15 minutes) or until isha (nearly a hour)?

The following hadith of Sahih Muslim says: وَوَقْتُ صَلاَةِ الْمَغْرِبِ مَا لَمْ يَغِبِ الشَّفَقُ the time of the Maghrib prayer is as long as the Shafaq has not disappeared The Shafaq may ...
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How many minutes before each prayer would be a suitable warning time?

The criteria for the times (start and end) of each prayer is defined by the following hadith in Sahih Muslim: وعَنْ عَبْدِ اللَّهِ بْنِ عَمْرٍو، أَنَّ رَسُولَ اللَّهِ صلى الله عليه وسلم قَالَ: وَقْتُ ...
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Does weather effect prayer time?

Prayer times are traditionally calculated according to the position of the sun, regardless of the weather. There is typically a 90 minute window (varies by season and location) for praying maghrib for ...
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Is praying in a Mosque Fard?

My brother, There is nothing wrong with praying without hearing the call to prayer. You can in your house, offer the azan and then offer prayer at the appointed time. Yes, as you have mentioned it ...
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Prayer times calculation organisations differences?

All these calculation methods have some error ratio and the value of this ratio increases if you use the wrong method for the wrong location, as each method works best with a specific location. Which ...
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What should be done regarding Salat on a long flight?

Well a friend of mine is Hanafi and he told me that abu Hanifa used to say that one should take any opportunity Allah gives you. This would mean you can pray Dohr and Assr as Jama' (joined- at the ...
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Do the prayer times change throughout the month? If so, is it bad to pray too early or late?

Muslim prayer times in fact change every day, although by a small amount (maybe a minute, or less). Over the course of a month, these increments add up. The salah times are described on Wikipedia, ...
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Is the time window the most important condition of salah?

Allah (ﷻ) said, إن الصلاة كانت على المؤمنين كتابا موقوتا (Indeed, prayer has been decreed upon the believers a decree of specified times) - Qur'an 4:103. Just from being mentioned in the Qur'an ...
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Can a traveller only combine two prayers together at max?

It is not allowed to combine more than two prayers together, and the prayers combined can only be: Dhuhr and 'asr, either during the time of dhuhr (taqdīm) or 'asr (ta'khīr), or Maghrib and 'ishā', ...
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Last time of Isha and Tahajjud prayer

I don't know anything that claims that it is makruh to pray after midnight in general; to the best of my knowledge, the ruling you're referring to is specifically for the Isha prayer itself, and that ...
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Is prayer valid if one prays it later than the prescribed time due to ignorance of prayer timings?

The validity of a prayer in first place depends on your niyyah. And whether you performed it in a valid manner or not (taharah, correct act of prayer). You may pray a prayer on time or later, the ...
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Is fasting invalid if not all prayers were made?

Fasting and Prayer are independent acts missing one does not invalidate another. Fasting is only invalidated by intercourse, masturbation, menstruation, post-childbirth bleeding and deliberately ...
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There were no clocks 1400 years ago, why do we care so much about exact timings of Adhan and prayer, etc time today?

Allah (ﷻ) specifically pointed out that prayer has specified, fixed times (see verse below). That is where the great focus and emphasis on exact times comes from. Whether you use a clock to keep track ...
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Time of Asr Salah according to Safi'i and Hanafi can I follow both?

Well if you want to pray and don't have any headache take the Hanafi rule. More detailled answer is here: http://www.isgr.org/asrpray.htm This is also supported by a Hadith in Muwata' Malik Yahya ...
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If sun rises at 7:30 then could I pray fajar at 7:25?

I don't know the exact timing in your area, but Fajr is when you begin to see the whiteness of the sun across the horizon; you can pray up until the sunrises, then after that, fajr ends.
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Do the timings of my sunnah salaat at home depend on the adhaan in the masjid?

As stated before, you should follow the Salah timetable. It will differ from the place where you live and also from your Mazhab... Time of Salah is related to the sun's position. One it's Hikmat is ...
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Are Fajr & Isha the Nautical Twilights?

its a Hadith by Hazrat Ayesha RA that when Prophet Muhammad SAW used to finish fajr prayers and women used to walk home you could not see them properly due to the darkness. So I think its Astronomical ...
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Are Fajr & Isha the Nautical Twilights?

No Fajr and Isha are both astronomical twilight's. Fajr - when the night breaks. Isha - when the night starts. Night is the darkest part of the day when sun goes below 18 deg of horizon. When sun is ...
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Are Fajr & Isha the Nautical Twilights?

I think this page sums it up pretty well, in fact giving a general consensus of most of the scholars. According to that, there are no hard and fast rules in determining the exact solar elevation angle....
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Praying Tahajjud in the summers. Can anyone give me some advice please

Depends on your personal scenario. I am assuming the following, may be i am wrong: You are a male, You pray Isha and Fajr at home, You are a working person who need to earn his bread. You need to ...
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What happens if you don't pray 5 times a day?

For a lot of Muslims, especially those living in non-Muslim majority countries, prayer tends to be quite inconvenient, because it can disrupt your daily activities or routine. For many, praying in ...
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What happens if you don't pray 5 times a day?

Prayer is the second pillar of Islam, and is mentioned probably over 100 times in the Qur'an. Failing to perform prayer during the prescribed times is a sin: It's listed as Major Sin 4 in Major Sins ...
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Do the prayer times change throughout the month? If so, is it bad to pray too early or late?

I'd like to add that the prayer times are quoted in the Qur'an and they are clearly related to special times of the day such as sunrise, sunset, noon etc. see also Does the idea of praying 5 times a ...
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Is there any ideal time to complete Salah?

There is no specified time for prayer. However, the prayer should take as much time is needed to be performed in a way that doesn't make the performer in a rush or haste. Meaning: one should take his ...
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Can I pray Salat ul-Layl once Faj'r time starts?

According to this Arabic fatwa on islamweb #36821 it is permissible to continue praying the night prayer (salat al-Lail) after the adhan of fajr (the first adhan if performed at your place or the call ...
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What is the reasoning behind the opinion of jumaah before dhuhr?

Well as for the maximum time before dhuhr juma'ah can be prayed. Another fatwa on islamqa reveals that the beginning time for jumu'ah is the beginning time for the 'Id prayer: Imam Ahmad ibn Hanbal ...
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Can Salat-ul-Tasbeeh be prayed during Dahwa e kubra?

As the hadith on which this prayer is based is very doubtful (See for example: Must Salatul Tasbih be performed at least once in a lifetime? and Is it valid to offer salat ul tasbeeh after jummah ...
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