Offering Salah before its time becomes due

Q 2: Could you please tell us how many hours or minutes there are between the break of dawn and sunrise so that we can identify the time for Fajr (Dawn) Prayer? As we seek to avoid performing Fajr Prayer before its time starts; what do we have to do from the (Part No. 5; Page No. 107) Shari`ah (Islamic law) viewpoint if such a Salah (Prayer) is held at Masjids (mosques) before the start of its time?

A: Time for Fajr prayer begins when the second Fajr (dawn) starts, which is the white line that spreads horizontally along the skyline. This may be checked either by viewing or daily timing calculations.May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.