View of part of the Fujairah Corniche and the Hajar Mountains in the Background

Sunday, August 31, 2008

UAE Ramadan Prayer-Fasting Times 2008

Fasting Times
When asked to clarify fasting times and behavior, IslamonLine makes this statement:

Allah has permitted the fasting person to eat and drink until dawn comes. He, Most High, says: "(and eat and drink until the white thread becometh distinct to you from the black thread of the dawn) (Al-Baqarah 2:187).”

The exact cut-off time for
imsak (abstaining from food, drink, etc.) is the time of fajr (dawn); so if you ate until that time you did not incur any sin. Most of the time people confuse between the preferred time and the permissible one; the preferred time for imsak, according to scholars, is to finish sahur ten minutes before fajr.

Maghrib, Arabic for ‘the setting’ (of the sun) is the prayer that indicates the end of the period of daily fasting during the holy month of Ramadan.

Dr Geoff Pound

Image: Click image to enlarge; Source of chart: Gulf News, 31 August 2008.

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