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Ruling 738

It is recommended that one performs 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 while in order to perform the prayer in congregation, on condition that it does not pass the prime time (waqt al‐faḍīlah).9

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