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If One’s Dhuhr Prayer Crosses Into the Time of ‘Asr, is it Still Valid?

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Answered by Shaykh Abdullah Anik Misra



I was praying fard or Dhuhr when asr was called. Is my salat valid? I started before the asr adhan. Please answer urgently!


In the Name of Allah, Most Merciful and Compassionate

Yes, it would be valid if the Dhuhr prayer was started within its time and then continued and crossed over into the ‘Asr prayer time. The same ruling of validity applies to every obligatory prayer that continues past its own prayer time into the next prayer time, with the exception being the Fajr prayer, which is rendered invalid as soon as sunrise occurs. (Shurunbulali, Maraqi al Falah)


Shaykh Abdullah Anik Misra


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Shaykh Abdullah Anik Misra was born in Toronto, Canada, in 1983. His family hails from India, and he was raised in the Hindu tradition. He embraced Islam in 2001 while at the University of Toronto, from where he completed a Bachelor of Business Administration. He then traveled overseas in 2005 to study the Arabic language and Islamic sciences in Tarim, Yemen, for some time, as well as Darul Uloom in Trinidad, West Indies. He spent 12 years in Amman, Jordan, where he focused on Islamic Law, Theology, Hadith Sciences, Prophetic Biography, and Islamic Spirituality while also working at the Qasid Arabic Institute as Director of Programs. He holds a BA in Islamic Studies (Alimiyya, Darul Uloom) and authorization in the six authentic books of Hadith and is currently pursuing specialized training in issuing Islamic legal verdicts (ifta’). He holds a certificate in Counselling and often works with new Muslims and those struggling with religious OCD. He is an instructor and researcher in Sacred Law and Theology with the Seekers Guidance, The Global Islamic Seminary.



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