Hadith for the day,
The Times of Solat (Prayer)
129. Narrated ‘Abdullah bin ‘Amr Radhiallahhu’anhu: The Prophet Sallahu’alihiwasallam said,
“The time of the Zuhr (noon) prayer is when the sun passes the meridian and a man’s shadow is of the same length as his height. It lasts until the time of ‘Asr (afternoon) prayer. The time of ‘Asr is as long as the sun has not become yellow (during it’s setting). The time of Maghrib (sunset) prayer  is as long as the twilight  has not disappeared. The time of ‘Isha’ (night) prayer is up to midnight. And the time of the Fajr (morning) prayer is from the appearance of dawn as long as the sun has not risen;(but when the sun rises, abstain from prayer; for it rises between the two horns of Satan)” [Reported by Muslim]
Narrated by Buraida  in another version of the above Hadith regarding ‘Asr (afternoon) prayer: “When the sun is white  and clear” [Reported by Muslim] And Abu Musa  Radhiallahhu’anhu narrated regarding the time of ‘Asr prayer: When the sun is high 
[Reported by Muslim in another narration of the former hadith.
 It means that the time for Zuhr prayer is up to the same size shadow [from the start of the sun’s decline up to the time when a man’s height and the size of his shadow are equal in length] ; and after that the time for ‘Asr prayer starts. Some religious scholars consider the time of Zuhr prayer up to double size shadow, but this is not proven by any authentic Hadith
 This Hadith tells that Maghrib prayer also has two timings, early and late. In the Hadith of Jibreel only one time is mentioned for Maghrib prayer on both days, but this was an affair of the early period of Islam. Later on, in al-Madinah, the time for Maghrib prayer was extended.
 Shafaq – twilight is a redness in the western horizon at evening after sunset, as it’s description is given in the narration of Ad-Daraqutni.
 He is Abu ‘Abdullah Buraida bin Al-Husaib Al-Aslami. He embraced Islam together with eighty of his colleagues when the Prophet Sallallahualaihiwasallam passed him on his way to migration to Al-Madinah. He then came to the Prophet s.a.w. after the battle of Uhud and then took part in the other battles. He also attended al-Hudhaibiya and Bai’at-ur-Ridwan. He settled at Basra then went with an expedition to Khurasan settling at Marw where he died and was buried in 62H or 63H.
 It means that ‘Asr prayer should be offered in its early time. After the same size shadow, there is time for four raka’at only which is common between Zuhr and ‘Asr prayers. After that, the time for ‘Asr prayers begins.
 Abdullah bin Qais Al- Ash’ari was one of the eminent Sahaba. He migrated to Abyssinia (Ethopia) and then came to the Prophet s.a.w. at Khaibar. He was assigned to administer Zabid and Aden and then became ‘Umar’s governor for Kufa and Basra. He was instrumental in the conquest of Tastar and several other towns. He probably died in 42H, or another year.
Sourced from Bulugh al Maram
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