Islamic Prayer Times – Five Daily Prayers

Islamic Prayer Times – Five Daily Prayers


This is the primary supplication of the day at sunrise. Islamic convention recognizes two distinct times for day break: when the main light shows up at the skyline, rather vertical (like the “tail of a wolf” as custom says), and afterward, after this first light vanishes, when the light of the early day spreads on a level plane over the skyline.

The main sunrise is classified “Subh Kadhib” or “Fajr-al-Mustateel” and the second “Subh Sadiq” or “Fajr-al-Mustatir”. Fajr is to be asked at the subsequent first light, Subh Sadiq. In any case, as we clarify beneath, changes must be made for higher scopes where the gleam of the day never vanishes in summer and never shows up in winter.

Zuhr or Duhur:

The early afternoon supplication similarly as the sun decays subsequent to having arrived at its most noteworthy situation in the sky (pinnacle). Zuhr is asked five minutes after pinnacle.


The mid-evening petition. The hour of this supplication is resolved by the length of the shadow of a stick planted in the ground. As indicated by the significant schools of law in Islam: Maliki, Shafi’I, Hanbali, Hanafi and Ja’afriyah (Shia), the length of the shadow as for that of the stick is determined in an unexpected way (factors changing from one to two). We give underneath the subtleties of these different alternatives. Every one of these conventions are genuine and deserving of regard. We leave the decision of the school to the client.


The petition at nightfall. Be that as it may, physical factors, for example, refraction and furthermore material components like the tallness of a structure in a city or the spread of this city lead us to fix the hour of this petition 3 minutes after the hypothetical time of dusk as it shows up in papers. The Shia custom sets the Maghrib supplication 17 minutes after the hypothetical setting of the sun. In our tables, we have held just the main alternative: 3 minutes after nightfall.


The night petition at sunset. Similarly concerning Fajr, Islamic convention recognizes multiple times of sunset, both called “Shafaq”. After nightfall, the sky is first on fire with a red shading. This is “Shafaq al Ahmar”. Afterward, the red shading vanishes, leaving space for a whiteness of the sky. This is “Shafaq al Abyad”. The term of these stages increments with elevation. The significant schools of Islam fix the Isha اذكار المساء petition either at the vanishing of Shafaq al Ahmar or at the vanishing of Shafaq al Abyad. The two conventions are genuine and, as for Asr, we leave the decision to the client. Be that as it may, with respect to Fajr, modifications are vital for Isha at higher scopes when Shafaq al Abyad never vanishes in summer. In such cases we can either utilize a mix of Shafaq al Ahmar and Shafaq al Abyad called “Shafaq General” or utilize different techniques that have the agreement of the Islamic people group. We will clarify these strategies in the accompanying.

Give us a chance to note one final point: though the petition times for Zuhr, Asr and Maghrib are fairly all around characterized in the Holy Koran and in the Hadiths, and accordingly permit an accurate scientific definition, such isn’t the situation with Fajr and Isha. The depiction of both in the Koran and in the Hadiths leaves an edge of elucidation, and consequently for various plans. Thus, we take great consideration in what pursues to clarify the technique that we have embraced so as to figure these two snapshots of petition uniquely.