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Overview of the daily Obligatory Prayers, Salat

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There are five sets of daily obligatory prayers or salawat (plural for salat) that are performed in three time slots.  Salat may be of 2, 3, or 4 rak‘ah or cycle.  You must be in a Position facing the direction towards Mecca (Qiblah)

1- The Fajr Prayer

The Fajr salat is a 2-rak‘ah one, and it must be performed between the Fajr and Sunrise. Depending on the geographical location, Fajr is about one-and-a-half to two hours before Sunrise.

2- The Dhuhr Prayer

The Dhuhr salat is a 4-rak‘ah one, and it must be performed between Dhuhr [midday/noontime] and sunset.

3- The Asr Prayer

The Asr salat is also a 4-rak‘ah one, and it must be performed after the Dhuhr salat, and before sunset.

4- The Maghrib Prayer

The Maghrib salat is a 3-rak‘ah one, and it must be performed between the time of Maghrib, which is about 20 minutes after Sunset, and midnight, save the time required to perform the ‘Esha salat that must follow the Maghrib one. Midnight is defined as the midpoint between the time of Maghrib (Adhan of Maghrib) and the time of Fajr (Adhan of Fajr).

5- The Isha Prayer

The ‘Esha salat is a 4-rak‘ah one, and it must be performed after performing the Maghrib salat, and before midnight

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One Comment on “Overview of the daily Obligatory Prayers, Salat

  • Carley
    February 24, 2017 at 4:12 pm

    So true. Honesty and everything regneoizcd.

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