An individual inquired what was the reason that fajr adhan was delayed till approximately fifteen minutes after the appearance of astronomical twilight (end of sehri) in Darul Uloom Karachi’s mosque.

Sayyidi wa sanadi Shaikh Mufti Mohammad Taqi Usmani (Allah preserve him) replied,

‘Our respected teacher and past chief mufti at Darul Uloom Karachi Mufti Rasheed Ahmad (Allah have mercy on him) considered fajr timing to start when sun was 15 degrees below the horizon. However, the authentic ruling is that it starts when it is 18 degrees below and praying after that is permissible. It is only in respect of him that the adhan is said at the this later timings.’

Ramadan 1432/August 2011

Mount Washington, NH

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  1. searcher


    In Singapore (also Malaysia, Lebanon, etc.), the Muslim authorities follow the method of Salah time calculation according to the Egyptian Survey Authority, in which Fajr is at 19.5 degrees. In most mosques, Jamaat starts 3-4 minutes after Azan finishes (just enough time to pray Sunnah). Until now, I always try to get the Jamaat. What do you recommend I should do? Should I pray with Jamaat? Or should I pray at home?


    wa alaykum as salam wrwb

    I am not an ‘alim or a mufti.
    Please, direct this question to a mufti.

    In need of your dua.

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