Q. I have seen Musallees in the Musjid perform their Sunnahs of Zuhr before the Azaan of Zuhr is called out. Is their Sunnahs valid. If so, is it correct to do it in this manner?
A. If a person performs the Sunnahs of Zuhr before the Azaan of Zuhr is called out, the Salaah will be valid on condition that the time of Zuhr has entered. However, it is better to perform the Sunnahs of Zuhr after the Azaan of Zuhr is called out. (Shaami 2/14)
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Mufti Ismaeel Bassa
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