Muslim prayer Times:
Muslim prayer times – Prayer is the connection between ALLAH (SWT) and his servant. Muslims perform five times prayers a day as it is an obligation. They are in a direct contact with ALLAH without the need of any intermediary at Muslim prayer times.
When the prayer was made compulsory?
According to the Ahadith in the night of Mi’raj — the journey of Prophet Muhammad (P.B.U.H) towards heaven on 27th Rajab—- prayer was made compulsory. ALLAH (SWT) gifted the prayer to his Prophet Muhammad (SAW).
Every Muslim male or female has to offer the prayers at Muslim prayer times as there is no exemption from prayer. The person who does not perform this important religious obligation will get severe punishment at the day of judgment. It is necessary for men to offer the prayer at Masjid with Jma’at. While as women offer the prayer at their homes.
Islam has set the prayer times in such a way that Muslims are in a continuous contact with their creator. Basically the Muslim prayer times were set according to the movement of sun. The Shia prayer times can be different in the different countries of the world due to the sun movement.
Fajar (Morning Prayer):
We start the day with the Fajr prayer. It is offered before the sun rises.
Zuhar (Noon Prayer):
Then starting with daily routine jobs we offer the Dhuhr prayer in the noon.
Asar (After noon prayer):
Then in the afternoon after the Zuhar prayer it is time for the Asar prayer.
Maghrib (evening Prayer):
The time for Maghrib prayer starts immediately after the sunset but is offered before it is dark outside and the red light on sky is vanished.
Isha (night prayer):
After Maghrib prayer then time for Isha prayer begins. We can offer Isha prayer till before Fajar prayer.
Timings of other prayers:
There are also other Muslim prayers along with these five compulsory prayers. The names and Muslim prayer times for other prayers are:
Jumma Prayer is offered only on Friday noon.
It is offered late night but it is not a compulsory prayer.
Tarawih prayer is offered with the Isha prayer only in the Holy month of Ramadan.
Eid prayers are offered on the day of Eid ul Fitr on 1st Sha’aban and Eid al Adha prayer on 10th of the month of Zilhajj.
Ablution before prayer:
Before going to offer the prayer at Muslim prayer times it is compulsory to perform the ablution (wudhu). As the cleanliness and purification is important in Islam so start the ablution by:
- Washing hands three times up to the wrist.
- Soak water into your mouth and split out three times.
- Pour water into your nose three times to make it clean use fingers to clean.
- Then wash your whole face three times from ear to ear and chin to forehead.
- Then first wash your right hand arm three times and then left hand arm.
- Wipe head, hands, fingers and neck with wet hands. (Use fingers for this)
- First wash right foot and then left foot three times.