Performing Fajar Salaah before Azaan

Q: Can a male perform Fajr salaah 10 to 20 minutes before the Fajr Salaah. I work 70 km away from my work place, it takes at least 1 hour in the morning to get to work I have to open up the building and warehouse that accommodates a staff of 250 people. So I have to leave home by at least 5.30am to make in time to open up for the staff members. Please advise can I as a male perform my Fajr salaah 10 to 20 minutes before the Fajr Azaan?

Bismillaah

A: If the namaaz time has come in then the fajar namaaz will be valid. Namaaz cannot be performed before the time has set in.

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

 

Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)