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Prayer / Establishing the entrance of Fajr (Dawn) prayer

Establishing the entrance of Fajr (Dawn) prayer

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Is the entrance of Fajr prayer known by mere whiteness of the sky or is it a condition that a redness should appear for it to be considered Fajr time according to shari’a?

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Praise be to Allah, and may Allah’s peace and blessings be upon the Messenger of Allah, his family and his companions.
Textual evidence has indicated that fajr time begins by the appearance of the second dawn, this is unanimously agreed upon. However the sign for the second dawn is the whiteness which spreads throughout the horizon and it is known as Fajr al-Sadiq (the true dawn). This dawn may be accompanied by some redness but the ruling is dependent on the whiteness regardless of the appearance of the redness or not. This is according to the Allah’s saying:
“And eat and drink until the white thread (light) of dawn appears to you distinct from the black thread (darkness of night).” [al-Baqara 2:187]

Your brother,
Dr. Khalid al-Muslih
10 / 11 / 1424 AH

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