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Imsak and Fajr Time

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Assalam Alaikum Mufti Sahab,

For my area the Ramadhan calendar indicates “IMSAK FAJR” as 5.15 am and the Fajr Jamat is at 5.30 am. Should I stop eating/drinking at “IMSAK” time or 10-15 minutes before IMSAK i.e around 5 am?

Jazakallah Khairan.

الجواب وباللہ التوفیق

Because the timings given in calendars are not definitive but are only approximate, it is advisable to stop eating 10-15 minutes before the end of “sehri” times printed on the calendar.

واللہ اعلم بالصواب

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