Can we perform Fajr (dawn prayer) as soon as imsak time starts?

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Can we perform Fajr (dawn prayer) as soon as imsak time starts?
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Fajr time starts by the time imsak starts and it ends with sunrise. According to Hanafi madhhab (school of law), it is better to pray it towards sunrise. According to Shafii madhhab (school of law), it is better to pray it soon after dawn.

If the sun rises during the prayer, it becomes invalid. According to Hanafi madhhab, it has to be performed after karahah time.

If a person who has not performed Fajr on time performs it  after sunrise and before Zuhr (the noon prayer), he needs to perform both its sunnah and fardh.

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