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Different Fajr times

Fatwaa ID: 2035

Question:
السَّلاَمُ عَلَيْكُمْ وَرَحْمَةُ اللهِ وَبَرَكَاتُهُ

I live near 2 masjids that are both same distance away about 8-10 mins ,
One masjid fajr starts at 6:12 the other masjid fajr starts at 6:35,
I’m abit confused . If I want to read tahajjud I usually read around 5:55 but if I want to read at 06:20 is it ok as the other Salah starts at 6:35, Or are we supposed to only follow one masjid timings and not change up each day ?
JazakAllah

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

There is a valid difference of opinion amongst the jurists regarding the commencement time of Fajr Salaah, e.g., 15°, 18°, etc. You should adopt one position or one masjid’s timetable and adhere to that. You cannot change around from one to another. It will however be advisable, where feasible, that you choose the later time for praying Fajr Salaah but the earlier time for stopping eating for fasts. That is safer and more cautious. As for the time in between, you should engage in other ‘ibaadaat aside from Tahajjud or other nafl salaahs.

And Allaah Ta’aala knows best.
Mufti Muajul I. Chowdhury
Darul Iftaa New York
https://askthemufti.us/

06/27/1445 AH – 01/10/2024 CE | AML3-3846

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