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Ending of Isha Time

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Answered by: Shaykh Shafiur Rahman


If someone went to do wudu and isha ended at 12:20 am and they went to do wudu and somehow they didn’t realize the time and when they came out it was 12:19 am meaning they made it for one Rakat is the salah still valid they prayed 4 fard and 2 sunnah is the salah still valid as they went early for wudu but they didn’t realize the time went over. If they went to do wudu at 11:30 am but because they weren’t aware of the time they didn’t know so is salah valid as they didn’t know and done it all unintentionally and they even went for salah early for wudu.

In the name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful


When you say Isha ended at 12.20 am I am assuming you are referring to midnight and not the beginning of Fajr time. If so the prayer is still valid as praying Isha after midnight is disliked (makruh tanzih) and not prohibited because the beginning time of Isha prayer is after maghrib and the end time of Isha is at the beginning of fajr time.[1]

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Written by Shaykh Shafiur Rahman

Checked and approved by Mufti Mohammed Tosir Miah

Darul Ifta Birmingham

[1] وأول وقت العشاء إذا غاب الشفق وآخر وقتها مالم يطلع الفجر الثاني

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