The World Federation One Stop Fiqh

Ruling 728

Near the time of the morning call to prayer, a whiteness in the sky moves upwards from the east; this is known as ‘the first dawn’. When this whiteness spreads, it is called ‘the second dawn’, which is the start of the prescribed time for the morning prayer.9 The end of the time for the morning prayer is when the sun rises.

9 ‘The first dawn’ is also known as the ‘the false dawn’ (al-fajr al-kādhib), and ‘the second dawn’ is also known as ‘the true dawn’ (al-fajr al-ṣādiq).