What Are the 5 Daily Prayer Times in Islam & Why Muslims Observe Them? - Muslim and Quran (2023)

Salat is one of the five pillars of Islam. It is a ritual prayer that Muslims offer 5 times a day at specific prayer times.

Since I grew up Muslim (Alhamdulillah), I have seen people around me offering prayers and have learned to pray myself from an early age. For other Muslims and me, offering Salat five times a day is very common and natural, but for non-Muslims, it is not.

A lot of people are not familiar with why Muslims observe Salat and what it means. Moreover, people who are new to Islam might struggle with Salat 5 times a day at fixed Prayer times.

So, we have decided to share a guide with you that shares the 5 daily prayer times, the reason Muslims offer them, and the purpose of Salat.

What is Meant by Salat?

Salat, Salah, or Namaz, is the obligatory ritual Muslim prayer. It is the second of the five pillars of Islam, along with Shahadah, Hajj, Sawm, and Zakat.

Salat is a principal ritual of the Islamic faith, and Muslims are obligated to offer Salat 5 times daily. The Salat is a Fard or obligatory Ibadah for all adult Muslims.

The first Salat of the day is the Fajr prayer followed by Dhuhr, Asr, Maghrib, and Isha.

What is the Purpose of Salat?

Why do Muslims offer Salat 5 times a day? Why has Allah enforced this daily prayer, and what are its benefits?

Although most believe Salat refers to the 5 daily prayers, it is more than that. In Arabic, the word Salat roughly translates to communication, contact, or connection. Thus, Salat is a prayer to Allah, but it is also a dialogue, a connection, and communication between Allah and His followers.

Islamic scholars believe that the primary purpose of Salat is to offer supplication to Allah and show our gratitude for his countless blessings.

Salat is the bridge between Allah and us; in addition to supplication, it is a way for us to communicate with Allah to forge a deeper bond with the Creator. Scholars believe that Salat strengthens a Muslim’s faith, increases taqwa (consciousness and fear of Allah), and a Muslim’s devotion to their deen (belief).

Apart from the Fard or obligatory prayers, there are many nafli or voluntary prayers, each with its own purpose. Salat ul Layl for supplication and to win the favor of Allah, Salat ul Jumma to celebrate the Jumma or Friday (which is considered a small Eid in Islam), Salat Jul Janaza to bless the death of a deceased one, and many more.

However, the primary purpose of the Fard Salat is to help Muslims remain cognizant of Allah throughout the day so that they may do everything according to His will and rules. It helps Muslims remain in the circle of Islam and strengthen their Iman (Belief).

What Does Quran Say About the Importance of Salah?

Allah talks about Salat 67 times in the Quran. There are almost 10 ayahs in Surah e Baqarah alone about the importance of offering Salah or Namaz.

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Here are some choice Ayat’s to show what the Quran says about Salat:

وَأَقِيمُوا۟ ٱلصَّلَوٰةَ وَءَاتُوا۟ ٱلزَّكَوٰةَ وَمَا تُقَدِّمُوا۟ لِأَنفُسِكُم مِّنْ خَيْرٍۢ تَجِدُوهُ عِندَ ٱللَّهِ ۗ إِنَّ ٱللَّهَ بِمَا تَعْمَلُونَ بَصِيرٌۭ

“And establish prayer and give zakat, and whatever good you put forward for yourselves – you will find it with Allah. Indeed, Allah of what you do is Seeing.” Al Quran 2:110

Salah is a way of remembering your creator and asking for the light and the right path in your life. As this ayah in Surah e Baqarah says:

إِنَّ ٱلَّذِينَ ءَامَنُوا۟ وَعَمِلُوا۟ ٱلصَّـٰلِحَـٰتِ وَأَقَامُوا۟ ٱلصَّلَوٰةَ وَءَاتَوُا۟ ٱلزَّكَوٰةَ لَهُمْ أَجْرُهُمْ عِندَ رَبِّهِمْ وَلَا خَوْفٌ عَلَيْهِمْ وَلَا هُمْ يَحْزَنُونَ

“Indeed, those who believe and do righteous deeds and establish prayer and give zakah will have their reward with their Lord, and there will be no fear concerning them, nor will they grieve.” Al Quran 2: 277

وَٱلَّذِينَ يُمَسِّكُونَ بِٱلْكِتَـٰبِ وَأَقَامُوا۟ ٱلصَّلَوٰةَ إِنَّا لَا نُضِيعُ أَجْرَ ٱلْمُصْلِحِينَ

“But those who hold fast to the Book and establish prayer – indeed, we will not allow to be lost the reward of the reformers.” Al Quran 7: 170

What Does Quran Say About Prayer Times?

Quran does not specify the exact time of prayers, but some ayahs indicate the timings of prayers.

In Surah e Hud it is stated:

وَأَقِمِ ٱلصَّلَوٰةَ طَرَفَىِ ٱلنَّهَارِ وَزُلَفًۭا مِّنَ ٱلَّيْلِ ۚ إِنَّ ٱلْحَسَنَـٰتِ يُذْهِبْنَ ٱلسَّيِّـَٔاتِ ۚ ذَٰلِكَ ذِكْرَىٰ لِلذَّٰكِرِين

And establish prayer at the two ends of the day and at the approach of the night. Indeed, good deeds do away with misdeeds. That is a reminder for those who remember. Al Quran 11:114

Surah e Asr also establishes prayer times in verse 78, it says:

أَقِمِ ٱلصَّلَوٰةَ لِدُلُوكِ ٱلشَّمْسِ إِلَىٰ غَسَقِ ٱلَّيْلِ وَقُرْءَانَ ٱلْفَجِْ إِنَّ قُرْءَانَ ٱلْفَجْرِ كَانَ مَشْهُودًۭا

“Perform the prayers at the sun’s decline till the darkness of the night, and during the intensification of the (lights of) dawn; for the intensification of the (lights of) dawn is visible.” Al-Quran 17:78.

As we can see, the previous ayah we quoted explicitly mentions to establish two prayers at the two ends of the day: morning and night. It also mentions to establish prayer as the night approaches, which can be taken to mean evening.

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Therefore, the Fajr, Maghrib, and Isha prayers are explicitly mentioned in this ayat.

In the Al Isra (17: 78) above, we can see the expression “perform the prayers at the sun’s decline,” which indicates that Asr time starts when the sun starts setting and lasts till the “till the darkness of night” descends.

Thus, the Asr and Fajr prayers are mentioned in this ayat.

Surah An-Nur indicates the time of the dawn prayer (Fajr prayer) and nightfall prayer (Isha prayer), it states:

“Oh, you who believe! Let those under your guardianship and the ones among you who have not come of age ask your permission (before coming into your room) on three occasions: before dawn prayer, in the afternoon when you take off your clothes (for sleeping), and after the isha prayer. These are your three times of undress. Outside those times, it is not a sin for you or for them to move about attending to each other.” Al Quran 24:58

Ayah 39 & 40 of Surah Qaf refers to Fajr time and Isha time, they state:

فَٱصْبِرْ عَلَىٰ مَا يَقُولُونَ وَسَبِّحْ بِحَمْدِ رَبِّكَ قَبْلَ طُلُوعِ ٱلشَّمْسِ وَقَبْلَ ٱلْغُرُوبِ

وَمِنَ ٱلَّيْلِ فَسَبِّحْهُ وَأَدْبَـٰرَ ٱلسُّجُودِ

“Therefore, O Prophet (saws), bear with patience whatever they say, and keep up glorifying your Lord with his praise, before sunrise, and before sunset. And [in part] of the night exalt Him and after prostration.” Al Quran 50: 39 – 40

However, there are different opinions of scholars on the time of Isha prayer or nightfall prayer. The Hanafi scholars say the isha time is till midnight (which refers to the time between pitch-black darkness and dawn).

However, Imaam Shafi believes that the latest time for nightfall prayer is until one-third of the night passes. The time for this prayer will elapse after this part of the night elapses.

There is another prayer that is ranked high in Islam, but it is optional – the Tahajjud prayer.

وَمِنَ ٱلَّيْلِ فَتَهَجَّدْ بِهِۦ نَافِلَةًۭ لَّكَ عَسَىٰٓ أَن يَبْعَثَكَ رَبُّكَ مَقَامًۭا مَّحْمُودًۭا

“And wake up for prayer in some part of the night as an additional obligation for you: It may be that your Lord will raise you to a station of praise and glory! “(Al-Isra, 17:79)

Prophet S.A.W narrated the importance of Tahajjud as:

أَفْضَلُ اَلصَّلَاةِ بَعْدَ اَلْفَرِيضَةِ صَلَاةُ اَللَّيْلِ

“The most virtuous prayer after the obligatory prayers (fard) in the midnight (Tahajjud) prayer”

What Are the 5 Daily Prayer Times in Islam?

Islamic scholars called the Imams studied the ayahs in Quran and the Prophet’s practices or hadith to conclude that Muslims must offer mandatory prayers five times a day.

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Before each prayer, Adhan is called, but adhan time differs as per every sect. However, you can offer Salat after its time starts, as mentioned in Quran. The five obligatory salaat for Muslims are:

1. Fajr Prayer – Before Sunrise

As mentioned above, this is the dawn prayer, and it is supposed to be offered before sunrise. It comprises of 2 fard rakaats and 2 sunnat rakats.

2. Dhuhr Prayer – Midday or After the Sun Has Passed Its Highest Point

This is the first midday prayer, and it has 4 fard rakaats and 6 sunnat rakats.

3. Asr Prayer – Third or Late Part of The Afternoon

What follows the Dhuhr prayer is the Asr prayer or the second midday prayer. It has 4 fard rakaats only.

4. Maghrib Prayer – After the Sun Sets or At Dusk

This is the sunset prayer or Maghrib prayer, and it should be offered before the sun sets completely. It has 3 fard rakaats and 2 sunnat rakats.

5. Isha Prayer – After Sunset

Isha time starts after the sun sets, and it is known as the nighttime prayer. It has 4 fard rakaats, 2 sunnat rakaat, and Muslims often combine 3 wajibs of the night with it known as Vitar.

During the time of Salat, Adhan is called to let people know the time for the Salat has started. However, there is no fixed adhan time; it is customary to say Adhan when the prayer time has started, but it varies as per each sect.

Caution: During traveling, war, or illness, there are certain allowances given from Almighty Allah to make prayers easier. During travel (when applicable), Muslims may offer half of the fard rakaats for each prayer only.

Why Do Muslims Observe Salah?

Salah is obligatory for every Muslim, and it is a way of connecting to Allah. Muslims consider Salat an act of spiritualism. Muslims stand facing Mecca for each prayer in complete submission and obedience in front of Allah.

The soul of Islam is complete submission to Allah and Muslims consider namaz as a way to show the submission of their will to Allah completely.

However, there is more to each prayer, and it serves a purpose. However, it is quite hard to enlist all the reasons but keep reading to know why Muslims pray.

The reasons are:

– Salah is Obligatory and a Great Way to Start Your Day

Salat is obligatory for all Muslims from the age of 10, and children should be encouraged to pray when they turn 7. Starting your day with Salat and with the name of Allah puts lots of blessings and barakah in your day.

– Salat is a Way of Connecting with Allah

In Islam, Salat is considered a way to connect with your creator and to remember who we belong to. Salah is something of great spiritual importance to believers, as indicated by this hadith

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Anas (رَضِيَ ٱللَّٰهُ عَنْهُ) narrated that the Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) said, “Verily, the believer in prayer is in a private conversation with his Lord.” (al-Bukhari 405, al-Muslim 547)

Muslims make dua after every prayer, and that is another way to communicate with Allah as he listens and responds to all the heartfelt duas.

Allah says in Quran:

وَإِذَا سَأَلَكَ عِبَادِى عَنِّى فَإِنِّى قَرِيبٌ ۖ أُجِيبُ دَعْوَةَ ٱلدَّاعِ إِذَا دَعَانِ ۖ فَلْيَسْتَجِيبُوا۟ لِى وَلْيُؤْمِنُوا۟ بِى لَعَلَّهُمْ يَرْشُدُونَ

“And when My servants ask you concerning Me, [tell them] I am indeed near. I respond to the invocation of the supplicant when he calls.” Al Quran 2:186

And another ayah states:

وَقَالَ رَبُّكُمُ ٱدْعُونِىٓ أَسْتَجِبْ لَكُمْ ۚ إِنَّ ٱلَّذِينَ يَسْتَكْبِرُونَ عَنْ عِبَادَتِى سَيَدْخُلُونَ جَهَنَّمَ دَاخِرِينَ

“Your Lord has proclaimed, “Call upon Me, I will respond to you. Surely those who are too proud to worship Me will enter Hell, fully humbled.” Al Quran 40:60

This shows that namaz provides you to bond and get intimate with your creator.

– Salat Enhances the Concept of Brotherhood Among Muslims

Muslims are encouraged to pray in masjid together soon after Adhan is called. This means they often meet up and pray together, which not only strengthens the bond between them but also spiritually brings them closer.

When people stand to pray together behind the same Imam without any discrimination, it enhances the feelings of equality and brotherhood among Muslims.

Now You Know About the 5 Daily Prayer Times in Islam

Muslims observe Salat because it’s mandatory, but there are several other reasons for doing so. It brings peace and connects you to Allah. There are five prayers a day and a fixed prayer time for each Salat that let you constantly stay in touch with Allah throughout the day.

If you have any other questions regarding Salat, please leave a comment below and share it with other people to help them understand the prayer times and their importance.


What are the 5 daily prayer in Islam and time? ›

Most Muslims pray five times a day, with their prayers being known as Fajr (before dawn), Dhuhr (afternoon), Asr (late afternoon), Maghrib (after sunset), and Isha (nighttime), always facing towards the Kaaba.

What does Quran say about 5 times prayer? ›

The five times of Prayer are not explicitly written in the Quran, although they're certainly implied. For example, the Surah 11 Hud, Ayat 114-114 reads, "And establish the Prayer at the two ends of the day and in the first hours of the night. Indeed the good deeds drive away the evil deeds.

What are the 5 salah in Quran? ›

These are usually Fajr (observed at dawn), Zuhr (observed at noon), Asr (observed late in the afternoon), Maghrib (observed after sunset), and Isha (observed at dusk).

What is the importance of five daily prayers? ›

Praying five times a day engages the believer in constant remembrance of God and keeps him away from any unjust deeds and leads him only to deeds that will earn the pleasure of God. It is through prayer that one really finds inner peace and fulfillment.

How do Muslims pray 5 times basic? ›

Table of Contents
  1. Step 1 – Make your intention to pray.
  2. Step 2 – Raise your hands to your ears and say Allahu Akbar.
  3. Step 3 – Place your hands over your chest.
  4. Step 4 – Keep your eyes focused on the ground.
  5. Step 5 – Recite the opening chapter of the Qur'an.
  6. Step 6 – Perform the ruku (bowing down)

Why is praying important in Islam? ›

Salah is the second of the Five Pillars of Islam . It is the belief that Muslims should pray five times each day. Prayer is important as it allows Muslims to communicate with Allah, listen to Allah and follow in the footsteps of the prophets.

What Quran says about prayer times? ›

Salat al-fajr: the dawn or any time before sunrise. Salat al-zuhr: midday, after the sun passes its highest. Salat al-'asr: the late part of the afternoon. Salat al-maghrib: dusk or just after sunset.

What is praying 5 times a day called? ›

Millions of Muslims around the world share a ritual known as salah, meaning prayer, which they are to repeat at least five times a day. On each occasion, worshippers stand facing the holy Kaaba in Makkah and perform the steps of salah as taught by the Prophet Mohammed.

Where does the Quran pray 5 times a day? ›

The Five Times of Prayer are not explicitly written in the Quran, although they're certainly implied. Quran verses about prayer times could be interpreted from the below examples: The Surah 11 Hud, Ayat 114-114 reads, "And establish the Prayer at the two ends of the day and in the first hours of the night.

How long do Muslims pray for? ›

Individuals may perform these prayers differently; some may combine certain prayers and perform these together at once. Similarly, some may take slightly longer or shorter to perform prayers. The recommended 10-15 minutes includes the act of purification (washing) required before prayer.

What is the purpose of daily prayer? ›

It provides a greater sense of purpose, betters your mood, and helps you cope with and overcome the difficulties life brings your way. Prayer is a great way to find social support by getting involved with a community of spiritually like-minded people.

What is the main purpose of prayer? ›

Prayer helps you develop a relationship with God

Just like your parents here on earth, your Heavenly Father wants to hear from you and talk to you. When you pray, He listens. Then He answers your prayers in the form of thoughts, spiritual feelings, scripture, or even the actions of other people.

What is the most important prayer in Islam? ›

Muslims pray five times a day every day, but the most important prayer of the week is “jumah,” or the day of gathering, on Friday.

What are the 5 prayers Muslims do? ›

Every Muslim is obligated to pray five times a day - Fajr, Zuhr, Asr, Maghrib, and Isha. The prayer called Salah is prayed in the congregation every day at dawn, post noon, during the evening, at the evening, and at night. Here is all you need to know about the Muslim prayer.

Do Muslims have to pray 5 times? ›

Praying, or salat. Muslims are supposed to pray five times a day – at dawn, noon, mid-afternoon, sunset and evening. The shahadah is repeated at each call to prayer and closes each prayer, as well. Giving of alms, or zakat.

What are 3 things that Muslims are required to do when they pray? ›

One of the pillars of Islam is that Muslims pray five times a day. Before those prayers, they are expected to perform a purification ritual called Wudu, requiring that they wash their faces, hands, arms, and feet.

Why do Muslims pray on a Friday? ›

The obligation for communal worship on Friday is enjoined upon Muslims in the Qurʾān (62:9). The choice of Friday was probably based on the pre-Islamic function of Friday as market day, a natural occasion for dispersed local tribes to gather in a central location.

Does it matter what time you pray in Islam? ›

The obligatory prayers are spread throughout the day, from before dawn to early at night.

Is time important in Islam? ›

Muslims must be conscious of time in all that they do, particularly when it comes to prayers, zakat, and fasting. When duties and good deeds aren't performed on time, they lose meaning, impact, and blessings.

Why do Muslims wear hijabs? ›

The Qur'an instructs Muslim women and men to dress modestly, and for some, the hijab is worn by Muslim girls and women to maintain modesty and privacy from unrelated males. According to the Encyclopedia of Islam and Muslim World, modesty concerns both men's and women's "gaze, gait, garments, and genitalia".

Do Christians have to pray 5 times a day? ›

From the time of the early Church, the practice of seven fixed prayer times have been taught; in Apostolic Tradition, Hippolytus instructed Christians to pray seven times a day "on rising, at the lighting of the evening lamp, at bedtime, at midnight" and "the third, sixth and ninth hours of the day, being hours ...

Who is the supreme God in Islam? ›

According to the Islamic statement of witness, or shahada, “There is no god but Allah”. Muslims believe he created the world in six days and sent prophets such as Noah, Abraham, Moses, David, Jesus, and lastly Muhammad, who called people to worship only him, rejecting idolatry and polytheism.

Can Muslims drink alcohol? ›

WHAT DOES THE QURAN SAY ABOUT ALCOHOL? Drinking alcohol is considered haram, or forbidden, in Islam. As proof of the prohibition, Islamic scholars and Muslim religious authorities typically point to a verse in the Quran, the Muslim holy book, that calls intoxicants “the work of Satan” and tells believers to avoid them.

Do Muslims pray for God? ›

Muslims pray to God, the creator of the universe, the God of Abraham, Moses and Jesus. The Arabic word for God is Allah, and even Christians who speak Arabic say Allah when referring to God.

How long is a day for God in Islam? ›

This word appears several other times in the Qur'an, each denoting a different measurement of time. In one case, the measure of a day is equated with 50,000 years (70:4), whereas another verse states that "a day in the sight of your Lord is like 1,000 years of your reckoning" (22:47).

What are 3 purposes of prayer? ›

adoration - praising God for his greatness and admitting dependence on him. confession - owning up to sin and asking for God's mercy and forgiveness. thanksgiving - thanking God for his many blessings, eg health or children.

Why do we do 21 days of prayer? ›

21 Days of Prayer

If you sense God has more for your life, 21 Days is a great place to start believing Him for all that He has for you. During 21 Days we will rally together to pray and fast for everything that God has entrusted us with. As you practice seeking Him first, He will move on your behalf like never before.

What 4 things should prayer include? ›

They are based on a well-known format: A.C.T.S. = adoration, confession, thanksgiving and supplication.
Then begin.
  • Adoration. Start by praising God for who He is. ...
  • Confession. Now, take some time to admit your wrongdoings. ...
  • Thanksgiving. ...
  • Supplication.

What are the 7 benefits of prayer? ›

7 Benefits Of Prayer
  • Get closer to God. This one might seem obvious, but prayer is an excellent way of getting closer to God. ...
  • Reduce anxiety and experience calm. ...
  • Increase gratitude and thankfulness. ...
  • Shift our focus to others. ...
  • Hear from God. ...
  • Put off temptation. ...
  • Bring about miracles.
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What makes prayer so powerful? ›

Prayer also energizes the heart of a believer through the power of the Spirit. Consistent prayer also releases the power of God's blessing on your life and circumstances. Jesus said, “When you pray, go into your room, close the door and pray to your Father, who is unseen.

What is the most powerful prayer in the Quran? ›

“Whoever among you suffers some sickness, or his brother suffers some sickness, let him say: 'Our Lord Allah Who is in heaven, hallowed be Your name, Your will is done in heaven and on earth; as Your mercy is in heaven, bestow it upon the earth. Forgive us of our sins.

What is the most important part of prayer? ›

Praise, pardon, and petition are three essential elements of prayer that we will encounter in our journey through the Lord's Prayer.

What is the most important holy day in Islam? ›

Major Holidays and Observances

In general, Muslims observe two key holidays: Eid al-Fitr and Eid al-Adha. The dates for these two holidays are determined by tradition according to the Islamic or Hijra calendar, which is based on the lunar year.

What are the 5 times of prayer and Rakats? ›

Salaah, ritual Islamic prayer, prescribed five times daily:
  • Fajr – the dawn prayer. It is a two Rakat Salaah.
  • Dhuhr – the early afternoon prayer. It is a four Rakat Salaah.
  • Asr – the late afternoon prayer. It is a four Rakat Salaah.
  • Maghrib – the sunset prayer. It is a three Rakat Salaah.
  • Isha'a – the night prayer.

What time is morning prayer? ›

Prayer Times
Fajr5:30 am5:50 am
Dhuhr11:59 am12:10 pm
Asr2:45 pm3:00 pm
Maghrib5:10 pm5:15 pm
2 more rows

Is Fajr part of the 5 daily prayers? ›

The five daily prayers are: Fajr (prayed at dawn) Dhuhr (prayed at midday) Asr (prayed in the afternoon)

Do Muslims have to pray at certain times? ›

Muslims are supposed to pray five times a day – at dawn, noon, mid-afternoon, sunset and evening. The shahadah is repeated at each call to prayer and closes each prayer, as well. Giving of alms, or zakat.

What are the 5 main prayers? ›

We've defined the primary types of prayer: supplication, thanksgiving, adoration, confession, and intercession.

Which prayer is most important in Islam? ›

The Fajr prayer is mentioned by name in the Quran at sura 24 (An-Nur) ayah. Inspired by the tafsir of the two hadiths that were transmitted on behalf of the Islamic prophet Muhammad, the worth of the Fajr daily prayer is explained as being God's most-favoured prayer since others are asleep.

What are the hours to pray? ›

The typical schedule for the Divine Hours follows a three-hour pattern, with prayers at 6:00 a.m., 9:00 a.m., noon, 3:00 p.m., and 6:00 p.m. In addition, there are evening prayers and morning prayers outside of these times.

Why do we pray the 3 o'clock prayer? ›

The first is the moment of the death of Jesus at 3 O'Clock. We immerse ourselves in the Passion of Jesus and pray with great love and gratitude to Him, thanking Him for His love for us. We say the short prayer and offer it for sinners.

Why do Muslims fast? ›

The act of fasting is meant to remind Muslims of the less fortunate and to reinforce the need to be thankful. As one of the five pillars, or duties, of Islam, fasting during the month of Ramadan is mandatory for all healthy adult Muslims.

Do all Muslims pray the same? ›

However, regardless of the term used, the ritual prayer and most other worship is always performed in Arabic throughout the Muslim world and is nearly identical with only slight variations.
Prayer in Islam.
Article written by:Amjad M Hussain
Themes:Devotional texts, Islam
Published:23 Sep 2019
Sep 23, 2019

Do I have to brush my teeth to pray Fajr? ›

It was his preference that everyone should clean their teeth before coming to prayer, or when they perform the ablution. Yet he realized that this may be difficult for some. Therefore, he put it in the way that makes it strongly recommended but not obligatory.

Which direction do Muslims pray? ›

Qibla is the fixed direction towards the Ka'bah in the Grand Mosque in Makkah, Saudi Arabia. It's the direction which all Muslims face when performing their prayers, wherever they are in the world.

Do Muslims have to go to mosque? ›

When Do Muslims Go To Mosque? Muslims pray five times a day facing Mecca. The mosque is available for any and all of these prayer times, but communal praying at the mosque is always encouraged, particularly for the midday prayer, and especially for midday prayers on Friday.


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