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Joining the jamaat for Asr Salaah which is performed in Shafi’ee time

Q: I follow the Hanafi fiqh and the time for Asr salaah is at 6pm but I live in a city in which we only have one musjid and they read asr at the Shafi’ee time of 5:15pm. Is it okay for me to read asr with Jamaat according to the Shafi’ee fiqh even though I follow the Hanafi fiqh?

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A: It is permissible, however you should ensure that you perform your zuhr Salaah before the Shafi’ee time of Asr commences.

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

إِنَّ الصَّلَاةَ كَانَتْ عَلَى الْمُؤْمِنِينَ كِتَابًا مَّوْقُوتًا ﴿النساء ١٠٣﴾

( ووقت الظهر من زواله ) أي ميل ذكاء عن كبد السماء ( إلى بلوغ الظل مثليه ). (الدر المختار 1/359)

Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

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.

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