Do I follow 15 Degree or 18 Degree times for Sehri

Question:

salaams,

I have been in london for some time but found that in some mosques the time for sehri is very early around 1.20ish and prayer time is 1.50ish for Fajr.

In my mosque we break fast later. I have been told we follow the 15 degree rule whilst the mosques that do sehri and fajr earlier follow the 18 degrees.

Should I also follow the 18 or should those following 18 do the 15 degree time.

There are other deobandi ulemas, muftis, markazs and darul ulooms across uk all follow the 15 degree rule, who is correct and which should be followed.

In the 18 degree rule this ramdhan 2013, in my mosque esha starts at 10.45, tarawih at 11.00 and with witr finishes at 12.15. if sehri then finishes at 1.20am, this leaves no time for tahajjud or waking up for sehri.

Can you please advise. Jazakallah.

Answer:

In the name of Allāh, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.
As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-raḥmatullāhi wa-barakātuh.

Respected Brother

There is an academic difference on the above matter, we would advise you to follow the opinion of the local Musjid of your locality.

And Allah Ta‘ala knows best      
Mufti Luqman Hansrot
Fatwa Dept.

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