Eat or drink until the fajr time Imsak Time

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Question:

Assalamualaikum wa RahmatULLAH.
jajakumuLLAH khair to all the respected scholars and everyone else who’ve taken part to facilitate this service. May ALLAH (swt) bless you all.

Can one eat or drink until the fajr time or should one must stop eating by the imsak time that’s mentioned on the calendar?

Answer:

Wa alaykum salam
The imsak time displayed is just a safety period like a buffer zone so that one ensures that he/she does not eat or drink after the actual fajar time. Technically one is allowed to continue eating right up until fajar time.
One point to consider is that some calendars may vary and may also be inaccurate by a few minutes so the imsak time is a good safety measure.

Answered by
Mohammed Shakeeb

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