The time of Maghrib Salaah

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Q: For how many minutes is the duration of Maghrib before Esha sets in. If, for some reason, the Maghrab salaah is delayed for about ten minutes, would it be valid or treated as Qazaa?


A: The Maghrib time remains until the disappearance of twilight i.e. the white glow that appears after the red glow. This will fluctuate. It is difficult to give an exact time. Hence, if the Maghrib salaah was read within this time the salaah is valid. It is masnoon to read the Maghrib salaah immediately without any delay.

And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.


Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)

This answer was collected from, where the questions have been answered by Mufti Zakaria Makada (Hafizahullah), who is currently a senior lecturer in the science of Hadith and Fiqh at Madrasah Ta’leemuddeen, Isipingo Beach, South Africa.

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