Valid time to pray fajr

08 Jul 2019 Ref-No#: 2081

Will fajr prayer be valid if I finish it exactly at the sunrise time?

So if fajr ends at 5:13 and I finish some point between 5:13 and 5:14, is the prayer valid?

Answer

Wa’alaykum as Salam wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuhu,

Many Fuqaha mention that sunrise breaks the prayers. Hence, one should complete the Fajr prayer before sunrise. This is the stronger view in the Hanafi Madhab.

However, few Hanafi scholars mention that  if a person will miss the Fajr all together, then it is better to rather pray through sunrise, and we hope that the prayer will be valid. In spite of being valid, it will not be considered as Ada (performed in its time) if you complete the prayer exactly at sunrise or thereafter. In short, (according to this view) sunrise will not nullify the prayer.