The five daily prayers include: Fajr (sunrise prayer ), Dhuhr (noon prayer ), Asr (afternoon prayer ), Maghrib (sunset prayer ), and Isha (night prayer ).
Prayer (salah) is one of the Five Pillars of Islam . Prayers are supposed to be performed five times daily: at dawn (the Salat Ul Fajr), midday/noon (the Salat Ul Zuhr), mid- afternoon (the Salat Ul Asr), sunset (the Salat Ul Magrib), and nightfall (the Salat Ul Isha), and can last up to a half an hour.
Praying five times a day is obligatory for every adult Muslim who is physically and mentally capable of doing so. The times of prayer are spread throughout the day so that worshippers are able to continually maintain their connection to God. The first prayer , called fajr, starts at dawn and ends once the sun rises.
The Fajr prayer (Arabic: صلاة الفجر ṣalāt al-faǧr, “dawn prayer “) is one of the five mandatory salah ( Islamic prayer ). As an Islamic day starts at sunset, the Fajr prayer is technically the third prayer of the day. If counted from midnight, it is the first prayer of the day.
Muhammad clearly stated that “all intoxicants are forbidden in Islam .” Smoking a cigarette falls just short of this categorical ban on intoxicants. So Muslims do smoke .
Although alcohol is considered haram (prohibited or sinful) by the majority of Muslims , a significant minority drinks , and those who do often outdrink their Western counterparts. Among drinkers, Chad and a number of other Muslim -majority countries top the global ranking for alcohol consumption.
Jews are supposed to pray three times a day; morning, afternoon, and evening. The Jewish prayer book (it’s called a siddur) has special services set down for this. Praying regularly enables a person to get better at building their relationship with God.
To begin the act of prayer , they say ‘Allahu Akbar’ meaning God is great, raising the hands to the ears or shoulder. Muslims place their right hand over their left on their chest or navel while in the standing position (this may vary according to the subdivision followed).
In Islam the sacred direction is towards Mecca, or more precisely, towards the sacred Kaaba in Mecca. Muslims face this direction in prayer and during various other ritual acts. Muslim astronomers from the 9th century onwards dealt with the determination of the qibla, as the sacred direction is called in Arabic.
Islam is partially based on the Judeo- Christian religions. It has a monotheistic (belief in one God) message, and follows some of the same principles as Christianity and Judaism. The followers of Islam, Muslims, believe in one God, Allah, and believe Muhammad was his prophet.
Limitation on calls to prayer by Muslims exist in countries including the Netherlands, Germany, Switzerland, France, the UK, Austria, Norway, and Belgium. Some cities have independently banned or restricted the use of loudspeakers by mosques, including Lagos, Nigeria, and some communities in the US state of Michigan.
Muezzin, Arabic muʾaddin, in Islam, the official who proclaims the call to prayer (adhān) on Friday for the public worship and the call to the daily prayer (ṣalāt) five times a day, at dawn, noon, midafternoon, sunset, and nightfall.
There is thus a long period of time within which this prayer can be offered, but people usually make their prayer within two hours after the Azan has been announced from Mosque. This prayer needs to be given in the middle of the work-day, and people normally make their prayers during their lunch break.
The purpose of the Azan is to invite Muslims for obligatory (farz) prayers , the salat (or what is also called namaz in north India). Shia scholars, however, do not subscribe to Sunni arguments.
|Transliteration of the Arabic text||Translation|
|Lā ʾilāha ʾillā Llāh||There is no god but Allah.|