The World Federation One Stop Fiqh

Ruling 738

It is recommended that one perform prayers at the start of their prescribed time; this is something that has been highly advised. The nearer to the start of the prescribed time, the better, unless delaying the prayer is better for some reason; for example, someone waits a little to perform the prayer in congregation, on condition that it does not pass the prime time (waqt al‐faḍīlah).11

11 This refers to the early period of the prescribed time for a prayer during which there is more reward for performing it.