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I have recently come from India to USA. My question is regarding Asr prayer time. In USA the timings are different for Shafai and Hanafi maslak. There is difference of 30 minutes as starting time for Asr in between two. I follow Hanafi maslak. I want to ask you if I am praying behind a local Shafai imam then can I pray at Shafai timing? What is the case when I pray alone, should I pray only after the Hanafi timings start or can I go ahead and pray as Shafai time is already started?

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بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم (Fatwa: 638/638/M=05/1435) According to Hanafi Fiqh, the time of Asr starts after two mithl. However it starts after first mithl as per Sahibain (Imam Abu Yusuf and Imam Muhammad) and as per Imam Shafi’i etc. But you should offer salah as per the preferred opinion i.e. after two mithl. It is… read more »

How Early Can We Pray Isha?

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Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: As salamu alaykum, I usually follow the Muslim World League prayer times, which places isha time at 17 degrees. This means, however, that Isha is well after 11 PM in the summer where I live. This can be especially difficult during Ramadan, because of tarawih, but even on normal… read more »