Is it better for a person to pray alone if the congregation he intends to pray with pray a bit later than its usual time?
The Lajnah ad-Da’imah was asked concerning if it is better for a person to pray alone if the congregation that he intends to pray with will pray a bit late than its usually time.
So from what The Lajnah replied with is the following:
يجب عليك أن تصلي مع الجماعة في الوقت، ولوتأخرت إقامة الجماعة ساعة
“It is necessary upon you that you pray with the congregation for that time even if the establishment of the congregation is an hour later. ”
Fatawa # 11255.
Translated and Answered by
AbdulFattaah bin Uthman