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Salaah before time

Fatwaa ID: 324

السّلام عليكم و رحمة الله و بركاته,
According to Hanafi time of Asr comes in at 3pm and people started Salah at 257pm and a Hanafi follower was asked to lead Salah is the Salah valid or will it need to be repeated?

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

In principle, salaah must be performed at its respective time. It may not be performed before its time, even by a few minutes. In the enquired situation, the Hanafis who follow the later time must repeat their ‘Asr Salaah. This is applicable irrespective of whether the imaam was a Hanafi or a non-Hanafi.

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

06/15/1444 AH – 01/08/2023 CE | AMG3-3410

وصل اللهم وسلم وبارك على سيدنا محمد وعلى ءاله وصحبه أجمعين


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