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.Muslim experts in falaq have produced salat timetables for the convenience of the ummah.
a.Naturally they would have certain error margins.If, say for example the error is about 2 minutes. The time for asr is 430 pm. Is it then possible to regard the prayer time to be anywhere between 428 and 432 pm? Or one must take the 430 pm strictly?
b.Some people break their fast of 1 or 2 minutes later than the time in the timetable as a precaution/ihtiat ,as the timetable is an approximation. Is this a commendable act? What about the injunction to hasten breaking the fast?
c.There is a hadis which implies if one is eating and hears the fajr azan, he may finish off what he is eating i.e he does not have to stop eating immediately. Does this shows that the syariah provides some allowance and not too rigorous in the timing?The timing is more of a guideline with some flexibility rather than something rigid and absolute.
d.In the time of Rasul, the timing is relied basically on the observance of the naked eye, which is quite relative from one person to the other and may have quite a big error. So, it indicates that one do not have to be very precise and strict in following the prayer timetable ?

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As Salaam Alaikum!

As Muslims we are commanded in the Koran to wish each other with a salaam as and when we come
across each other or write to each other.

First of all, read & study Koran to follow the true Islam and not what Mulla's say or Hadith
says.

People like us makes Islam difficult to practice where as it's the religion easiest to follow &
practice.

Don't get hazzled on the 1 minute & 2 minutes difference, Koran clearly mentioned when each of
the salat's start that are mentioned in the suras with Fajr salat's start & end time is given
too.

So Zuhar's time starts at noon and end till Asr Adha is said and same way Asr ends before the
sunset and Maghrib starts after sunset and ends when Isha azan is heard with Isha ending before
dawn.

Since it takes 2 minutes for each salat, better salat is finished on time or during the time
unless due to some unavoidable circumstances it has to be said in the last minute.

   The Dawn Prayer (Fajr in Arabic) given in 11:114, 24:58
   The Noon Prayer (Zuher in Arabic) , given in 17:78 and 30:18
   The Afternoon Prayer (Asr in Arabic), given in 2:238
   The sunset Prayer (Maghrib in Arabic), given in 11:114
   The Night Prayer (Isha in Arabic), given in 24:58

Same goes with Suam(fast) as the Koran clearly mentioned in 2:187, when to stop eating You may eat and drink until the white thread of light becomes distinguishable from the dark thread of night at dawn" and ends fast upon sun setting.

All these doubts gets clarified and will be easy once you read and study the Koran.

May the Almighty Allah have mercy on us to forgive our sins and guide us all tot he true path
of Islam as per the Koran.  

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