Islam: How to Pray the 5 daily Prayers…

5 Mar

This website gives an account of daily prayer times for the entire year. (January to December.) If you are driving or at work during these prayer times, try to make up for it soon after, or else pray silently in your mind. Also remember that prayer times change each day of the year by a few minutes. Another important thing to remember is to perform Wudu before each of the 5 daily prayers. Also, make sure you perform Ghusl at least once a month.

Click here to see a precise schedule of prayer times for Toronto…

or visit here and find prayer times by your postal code.

Fajr (pre-dawn): Two rakahs (around 7:00 am)
This prayer starts off the day with the remembrance of God; it is performed before sunrise. Begins about one hour and twenty minutes before sunrise and ends about ten minutes before sunrise. (It is recited out loud.)

Click here to learn how to pray Fajr.

Dhuhr / Zuhr (noon): Four rakahs (around 12:30 pm)
After the day’s work has begun, one breaks shortly after noon to again remember God and seek His guidance. Begins when the sun passes the meridian and ends about two and a half hours afterwards. (It is recited in silence.)

Click here to learn how to pray Dhuhr.

‘Asr (afternoon): Four rakahs (around 4:20 pm)
In the late afternoon, people are usually busy wrapping up the day’s work, getting kids home from school, etc. It is an important time to take a few minutes to remember God and the greater meaning of our lives. Begins from the time the noon prayer time ends and ends about 10 minutes before sunset. (It is recited in silcence.)

Click here to learn how to pray Asr.

Maghrib (sunset): Three rakahs (around 6:00 pm)
Just after the sun goes down, Muslims remember God again as the day begins to come to a close. Begins soon after sunset and ends before darkness approaches. (The first two rakahs are recited out loud, and the third is recited in silence.)

Click here to learn how to pray Maghrib.

‘Isha (evening): Four rakahs (around 7:20 pm)
Before retiring for the night, Muslims again take time to remember God’s presence, guidance, mercy, and forgiveness. Begins from the time the sunset prayer ends and extends till just before the morning prayer. (The first two rakahs are recited out loud, and the last two recited in silence.)

Click here to learn how to pray Isha.

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