Information on Salah

The second pillar of Islam is Salah. This is prayer. A Muslim should pray five times a day, and should try to attend mosque on Friday for noon prayer.

From the minarets of the mosques throughout the world, the call to prayer is announced. Muslims are called to prayer five times a day. The call to prayer is called Adhaan.

This video shows the Imam saying the adhaan.

Prayer Times

The times of prayer are:

FAJR- between the first light of day and sunrise

DHUHR- after midday

ASR- between mid-afternoon and sunset

MAGHRIB- after sunset and before the final light of day

ISHA- after nightfall and before dawn

Prayer/ Salah

When Muslims pray, they carry out certain actions as well as speaking words. These actions follow a set pattern called Rak’ah. At each prayer, between 4 and 17 of these rak’ah are performed.

Why Prayer?

  • · To bring people closer to Allah.
  • · To develop self-control.
  • · To show obedience to Allah.
  • · To keep them from doing bad things instead.
  • · To show equality and brotherhood.
  • · To train cleanliness and punctuality.
  • · To draw the mind away from the personal worries and toward Allah.
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