The Prohibited and Disliked times for Salah

Answered according to Hanafi Fiqh by DarulIftaBirmingham

The Prohibited and Disliked times for Salah 

Answer:

The following times are considered haraam and unlawful to pray, including the Janazah Salah, Sajdah Tilawah or Qadha Salah

  1. When the sun begins to rise until approximately 10-15 minutes after sunrise.
  2. When the sun is at its peak or its highest point in the sky.
  3. When the colour of the sun turns pale until it sets completely. This starts approximately 20 minutes before sunset to when the sun sets completely. However if a person has not prayed his Asr prayer for that day he can pray his Asr at this time. Even if the sun begins to set his Asr salaat will not break and he should complete his prayers.

The following times are considered Makruh to pray:

1. When Fajr time comes, it is makruh to pray any nafl prayers except the two rakaats emphasised sunnah of the Fajr prayer.

2. After one has performed the 2 fardh of Fajr it is also makhruh to pray any nafl prayers. However, one can pray Qadha Salahs in Fajr time before or after praying the two rakaats fardh.

3. It is makruh to pray any nafl prayers after praying the Asr prayer. One can however pray Qadha Salahs.

4. It is makruh to pray any salaah when the Imam is giving the khutbah for the Jummah. However if one is praying the four rakaats sunnah before then he should finish it quickly but calmly and not cut it short.

5. It is makruh to pray any nafl prayers once the Iqamah for the congregation of the Salah starts except if one has not yet prayed his two rakaats sunnah of Fajr, provided he does not fear missing the Fajr congregation completely. (Extracted from Nurul Idah p.57 – p.58)

Only Allah Knows Best

Mohammed Tosir Miah

Darul Ifta Birmingham

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