Time of Asr jamaat

Question ID: 20364

As salaam u alaikum
Respected mufti sahib
Asr jamaat in our masjid is @ 4pm , sunset is @ 502pm.
There has been requests for the convenience of businessmen to have Asr jamaat @ 425pm.
Is this permissible/recommended ?
What is the minimum time one should keep between Asr and sunset ?
Jazak Allah khair

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Asked on June 15, 2016 9:33 am
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It is permissible.
It is makrooh to delay Asr till its last time of validity. i.e. at the beginning of sunset.

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Answered on June 18, 2016 10:43 pm