Namaz - Salah - Prayer

We Muslims have been commanded by Allah to offer essential (Fardh) prayers (Namaz – Salah) five times a day. (Unfortunately many of us now-a-days do not take it seriously).  These five essential prayers are offered at fixed times.  Fajr ( before dawn), Zohar (after mid-day, just after noon), Asr (starts in the beginning of evening and remains till sunset), Maghrib (just after sunset) and Isha, (after one and a quarter hour after sunset, remains till before dawn).  These five salah are preferably offered in congregation in the mosque.  These may be offered individually, but bear lesser reward than offered in congregation.    

There is a special fardh prayer which is offered on every Friday.  It is offered only in the congregation.  There are two other special prayers, that is Namaz Eid al fitr and Eid al Adha.  These are offered in congregation only by men (women may also join  in congregation, but in separate hall, they can offer these two salah at home individually, bearing the same award as for men in congregation).  Men can not offer these three salah Juma (Friday) salah, Eid al Fitr and Eid al Adha individually at home. 

PS: I'll try to elaborate briefly the value of prayer at a later time.


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  • Thanks for your nice comments sis Ratu. Yes, if it is from the heart, then a person gets height in spirituality (Ma'arfat - Nearness to Allah).

  • @Saba

    People you mention are from Fiqah Jafria (Asna Ashri).  

    Thanks for stopping by and comment.

  • Thanks for sharing, but some people say prayers three times a day. Before dawn, noon till before sunset, and after sunset.

  • Mish, salah or in our Lang is sholat, we are muslim must do it especially sholat fardh, cuz sholat is a fundamental thing in our religion, it's an obligation but if we do it with our heart it will be our needs in life, thanks for sharing brother...
  • nice blog,tnx for sharing.u explained complete

  • Yes in Fiqah Hanafi for women offering prayer in congregations for all prayers is not essential.

  • Mishaikh, as I know in books... Namaz Eid al Fitr and Eid al Adha are for both men and women, resident or travelers, even women in haidh-period is ordered by Rasulullah (PBUH) to come in a place (not prayer place) to hear speech. But you told us it's offered in congregation only by men. Would you like to explain more?

    When many people come to the mosque for Subahi prayer, the devil would quite feel unhappy...but nowadays .... just to the end of the world.

  • thanks for sharing such a nice blog. !

  • Good Blog   , :)

  • Thanks for this lovely blog Sir :)

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