Praying before the beginning of Asr time

Answered according to Hanafi Fiqh by DarulIftaBirmingham

Once somebody asked me the beginning time of asar salaat? I messaged her 3:37 while the actual time was 4:37.it was a mistake. I did not do it deliberately. I realized my mistake and after 2 or 3 days she again asked me the beginning time of asar salaat andn I told her it was 4:37, she said that I had messaged her 3:37, due to which she and her friend had offered  asar namaz even before 4:30 on that day. Does it mean that they had missed the asar namaz of that day? but it was not their mistake. Do they have to offer qaza of that namaz. Will I be sinful for this blunder, but I did not do it deliberately.

 2.is there any case in which a person can offer his asar namaz earlier even before the beginning time. 

Answer:

In the name of Allah, the most Beneficent, the most Merciful.

There are five obligatory prayers in a day. Each Salah must be offered during its proper time.
The Morning Prayer (SALAT-UL-FAJR): It can be performed at any time between the breaking of the dawn till just before sunrise.

The Noon Prayer (SALAT-UL-ZUHR) its time begins after the sun declines from its zenith until the length of the shadow becomes twice your height. (Mithlayn)

The Afternoon Prayer (SALAT-UL-ASR) its time begins soon after the time for Zuhr prayer ends and extends to just before sunset.

The Evening Prayer (SALAT-UL-MAGHRIB): its time begins just after sunset and extends to shafq abyadh when the whiteness in the horizon disappears.

The Night Prayer (SALAT-UL-ISHA) its time begins from the ending of the Maghrib Salah until dawn.

With regards to your question, the person in question will have to do qadha of their Asr prayer. One is not allowed to pray any Salah before its prescribed time.

Allah subḥānahu wa ta'āla (glorified and exalted be He) in the Holy Qur’an has said,

“Verily Salah is fixed upon the believers at fixed hours.’ (Surah Nisaa v.103)

Insha Allah as this mistake was done unintentionally, you will not be held sinful for your actions.

Only Allah Knows Best

Mohammed Tosir Miah

Darul Ifta Birmingham

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