Explore the practice of Zawal time in Islam, its significance, its regulations, and why certain prayer times are forbidden during this period in the day.
What is forbidden in Zawal time?
The Messenger of Allah (saws) forbade the believers from offering any salaah after the pre-dawn fajr prayer untill the sun has completely risen above the horizon, and when the sun is at or near its meridian (zawaal), and after the afternoon (Asr) prayer until the sun has completely set.
What are the rules of Zawal time?
The Zawal time in Rule is the time frame in which the sun is at the highest point or zenith or midday and the prayer is not allowed. It is in reality, a momentary period of just a few minutes. Jurists, due to caution, include few minutes from either part of it to be the prayer’s forbidden time.
Why can’t we pray during Zawal?
Why is it forbidden to pray during Zawal time? Because at that time when the sun is near its midpoint the hellfire is fed with fuel. This process is something that we humans can’t see, but Allah’s prophet saw it and told us about it. Our role here is to do as we are told and avoid praying at the forbidden times.
What is the forbidden time for prayer today?
Summary of answer Forbidden prayer times are: 1- From dawn until the sun has risen to the height of a spear; 2- When it is directly overhead at noon until it has passed its zenith; and 3- From ‘Asr prayer until the sun has set completely.
Why not to pray at sunset?
I read several hadiths that said if you pray at the time of sunrise and sunset, it is like praying between the two horns of Shaytan. These times for prayer are prohibited.
Can I pray Fajr 5 minutes before sunrise?
The Fajr prayer (Arabic: صلاة الفجر ṣalāt al-fajr, “dawn prayer”) is the first of the five mandatory salah (Islamic prayer), to be performed anytime starting from the moment of dawn, but not after sunrise (at least 15 minutes before sunrise).