Q:As Salaam Alaykum Sheikh, my question is regarding the Zawal time during the day. I was wondering what the significance of Zawal times in Islam is. Please also advise what are the times, do, and don’ts. May Allah Karim reward you.Time: Monday May 3, 2010 at 7:55 am
A: وعليكم السلام ورحمة الله وبركاته
One should not pray salah whilst the sun is at its zenith point – be it a few moments before or after the sun has passed this point. There has not been a specific waiting period. It varies depending on the geographic location. Approximately 4 to 5 minutes before and (4 to 5 minutes) after the sun has passed the meridian remains an appropriate wait time. All other acts of worship can be continually performed during these timings.
May Allah bless you as well, Ameen
Allah Certainly Knows Best.