Duration of zawaal, sunrise and sunset

Q: What is the duration of zawaal, sunrise and sunset?

A: For sunrise there are various statements of our ulama. It is safe to perform namaaz approximately 15 to 20 minutes after sunrise. For zawaal it is safe to give approximately 5 to 7 minutes before it reaches the zenith and after it moves from the zenith. For sunset it is makrooh to read approximately 8 to 10 minutes before the sun can set.

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


Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)