Performing salaah before the azaan

Q: Is it permissible to offer salaah before azaan when the time of the prayer has begun?

A: Once the time of salaah enters, it is permissible to perform the salaah. Women may perform their salaah at home. However, as far as men are concerned, they should perform their fard salaah in the musjid. Without a valid reason, they should not forgo performing the congregational salaah in the musjid.

And Allah Ta'ala (الله تعالى) knows best.


Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)