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Adhaan of Maghrib or time

Fatwaa ID: 451

Assalamu Alaikum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuh.

If the maghrib adhan has been delayed for whatever reason by at least a minute if not more, and the time for maghrib has set in, can we break our fast, or should we wait until we hear the adhan.

In the Name of Allaah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.
As-salaamu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullaahi wa-barakaatuh.

Maghrib time comes in with sunset, irrespective of whether the adhaan is called or not. When breaking your fast, you may do so with the time. You do not need to wait to hear the adhaan. However, if you are in a public setting where the adhaan is used to know that the time has come in and everyone is waiting for it, then you too should ideally wait for it. This is advisable to prevent unnecessary accusations.

And Allaah Ta’aala knows best.
Mufti Muajul I. Chowdhury
Darul Iftaa New York

07/02/1444 AH – 01/24/2023 CE | AMG3-3223

وصل اللهم وسلم وبارك على سيدنا محمد وعلى ءاله وصحبه أجمعين


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