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I stay in bombay. how soon can i say my zohar namaz?

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I stay in bombay. how soon can i say my zohar namaz? what is this mentioned in the calender - zahve kubra and zawal? sundays i play cricket so i have to come home to pray in the middle of the game.

 

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Whole earth mosque

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Your Question: i stay in bombay. how soon can i say my zohar namaz? what is this mentioned in the calender - zahve kubra and zawal?

Dear and beloved brother in Islam, although the prayers times themselves are accurate, the terminology used by the calendars which publish prayer times differs according to the publishers of the calendar. When the term zawaal is used in Islamic fiqh terminology, it means the exact time when the sun is at its absolute zenith or meridian at mid-day; but we are not entirely sure what the publishers mean by the term zahve-kubra.

 

The prayer times of the day in Islam are determine by the movement of the sun, and the noon or dhuhr prayer time starts as soon as the sun has moved a little west from its exact meridian (or zawaal), and ends when the shadow of an object is the same length as its height.

 

Abdullah ibn Amr reported that the Messenger of Allah (saws) said, "The time of the noon (dhuhr) prayer starts when the sun passes the meridian, and ends when a shadow is the same length as its height.

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Your Question: i play cricket so i have to come home to pray in the middle of the game.

Narrated Abu Dharr al-Ghaffari (r.a.) that the Messenger of Allah (saws) said: "Wherever you may be, at the time of salah, you may pray, for it [the whole earth] is all a masjid."

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Beloved brother in Islam, it is wajib and an absolutely preferred Sunnah of the Messenger of Allah (saws) for the believing men to offer their prayers in congregation at the dedicated places of worship or masjids. If one is unable to attend the congregation of an obligatory prayers for a valid reason in one of the dedicated masjids, one may offer their prayers wherever on the earth they may be, for Allah Subhanah has blessed the whole earth to be a masjid.

 

Whatever written of Truth and benefit is only due to Allahs Assistance and Guidance, and whatever of error is of me alone. Allah Alone Knows Best and He is the Only Source of Strength.

 

Your brother and well wisher in Islam,

 

 

Burhan

 


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