Q: I leave work before maghrib and on my way home maghrib prayer time enters. I cannot offer maghrib when the time enters and only offer maghrib prayers just before Esha prayer. Is it allowed to offer maghrib prayer before Esha if you dont offer it on time?
A: The time of Maghrib remains until the Esha time sets in. If you perform the Maghrib before the Esha time sets in then the namaaz is valid.
And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.
Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)
This answer was collected from MuftiOnline.co.za, 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.