A while back I mentioned reading a piece from Shaykh Nuh Keller,where he stated that for Shafis Isha prayer should not be offered later than 40-70 minutes directly after Maghrib. (I know that Isha is the same for Maliki fiqh. Is 50 or 60 minutes directly after Maghrib salaat ok?
Jazakullah khair Sidi.
The last position of Imam al-Shafi`i leaves very little time for Maghrib so it is safest to pray it as early as possible, certainly within the 40-minute limit.
Hajj Gibril Haddad