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Why sunni scholars say that shadow for asr time should be measured with addition of zenith shadow of same object?

Zuhr's time starts after the sun has declined from its zenith (Zawal), and Asr's time naturally starts after Zuhr. The issue is that the length of the shadow cast by an object varies with location (...
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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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Can a day in the Gregorian calendar correspond to two different days in the Islamic Hijri Calendar?

Each day in the Hijri calendar traditionally starts at sunset, not midnight as in the Gregorian calendar, so each Hijri day would actually span two Gregorian days sunset to sunset. In addition, months ...
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In Islam when does a new day start?

In Islam, a new calendar day starts with Magrib.
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Should we observe nawafil on the Night of 27th Rajab?

From a Sunni point of view, there is nothing special about Rajab 27th (or Sha'ban 15th for that matter). One should not observe these occasions with any special additional acts (prayers, fasting, etc.)...
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Does the Islamic 24-hour clock start at maghrib in countries that practice the Islamic calendar? If not, why?

I am not aware of any country that syncs clocks with the time for maghrib. Apart from the immense confusion that such a practice would create, it would also require specialized clocks or periodic ...
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Shall we continue to pray during sun rise / set?

The answer is simple... Initiating a Nafl prayer in the times you mentioned is impermissible(I will not go into details since it is out of your question's scope). Obligatory (FARD) prayer is not ...
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Is it commendable to break the fast after a precautionary few mintutes?

One should break one's fast once one confirms (through listening to adhān, or through other means) that the time for maghrib has started. Delaying it by 1-2 minutes, or any other arbitrary number of ...
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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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Will you be punished if you not stay until sunrise after fajr

Extracted from this link: It is mustahabb to stay in the mosque after Fajr prayer until the sun rises, because this is what the Prophet (SAW) and his companions did, and because there is great reward ...
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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?

some indicated some methods to get a better idea of time, but even with everything you say, looking at shadows, etc, you get a relative time period and nothing remotely close to precise timing with a ...
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Is the muslim allowed to "waste" his time?

In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, Most Merciful All praise and thanks are due to Allah, the Lord of the worlds. We cannot find words to praise Him, as He only sees fit how laudation should be ...
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Timings for Tahajjud Prayer

Timing for Tahajjud start right after Isha until Fajr. You may pray at anytime during that duration. But the best time is last third of the night which may be between 2:00 AM to 4:20 AM in you case. ...
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breaking Muslim Friendships permissible?

You do not need to cut off your friendship. Only your friendship, like anything else in life, should be managed. Everything in life needs planning and management. Sleep, food, entertainment, etc. in ...
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breaking Muslim Friendships permissible?

Bismillah Hir Rahmaan Nir Raheem As Salaamu 3laykum, I hope you are doing well. The main purpose of our life is to worship ALLAH (Glory Be To Him). Quraan I did not create jinn and humans except to ...
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Is the muslim allowed to "waste" his time?

“Wasting time cuts you off from Allah and the hereafter, whereas death cuts you off from worldly life and its people.” - Imam Ibn Al-Qayyim If the video games or movies don't boost your spirituality ...
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Should we observe nawafil on the Night of 27th Rajab?

Yes, we should. I am not sure what the Sunni schools of thought recommend to do on this special night which leads to the proclamation of prophet hood of the final messenger Muhammad and several years ...
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How long to wait after sunrise before offering fajr prayer?

A missed fard prayer can be performed immediately at any time once one recall it. There's no difference of opinion that I know of that would hinder you from offering an obligatory prayer you've missed ...
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How is the night defined?

Night (الليل) is defined as the time from sunset to either dawn or sunrise. Ref: الليل والليلاة: من مغرب الشمس إلى طلوع الفجر الصادق أو الشمس Qamoos al-Muheet, Misbaah al-Muneer , Qawā‘id al-fiqh

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