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Following two ramadan timetables

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Answered by Molana Eunus Ali  

Question:

Asalamualaikum.

Hazrat, I am looking permission, or if it’s lawful to follow two

different Hanafi timetables this Ramadan.

I take the full month off work in this blessed month to ensure, I am

giving myself the best chance to secure my Akirah.

Initially, I will be following the timetable where the sehri time is

approximately between 1-1:30am depending on where you are. The reason

for this is because right after Taraweeh finishes which, will be between

 mid-night-12:15am, I can have a small snack in readiness for sehri,

perform Tahajud, perform Fajar with Jamat (mosque), and then go straight

to bed. I’d rather not go to sleep, and then wake back up to do sehri,

Tahajud, and Fajar – too lazy!

However, in the last 10 days, that are the greatest, this means there is

less time for ibadah especially on the night of Laylatul Qadr. So, to

make more time for myself, I then would like to change to another Hanafi

timetable where sehri would be a between 2-3am. I would not go to sleep

after Taraweeh, and get stuck in ibadah. I understand quality is better

than quantity, but I would to accommodate for both. This is the month to

be selfish, right? So, I’d have almost 3 hours instead of 1 hour, and

15 minutes.

Questions:

a)      Is this permissible?

b)      If, I did so anyway, would my fasts, and ibadah still be valid?

Jazak’Allah.

Answer:

Bismillah

It is better to follow one timetable throughout the whole month in which you have confidence.

If you decide to follow a different timetable which has been attested by scholars to be acceptable, then inshallah your fast and ibadah will be valid. 

Only Allah knows best

Written by Molana Eunus Ali

Checked and approved by Mufti Mohammed Tosir Miah

Darul Ifta Birmingham

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