Times of Salat(Namaz) Prayers
Every Muslim, male or female, must offer at least five daily prayers in time, If there is
no lawful reason for exemption, combination, or temporary delay, The are:
The early morning prayer (Salatu-l-Fajr), which may be offered any time after dawn and before sunrise a total period of about two hours.
The noon Prayer (Salatu-z-Zuhr) This prayer may be offered anytime after the sun begins to decline from its zenith until it is about midway on its course to setting. For example, If the sun sets at 7:00 p.m. the prayer time begine a little after 12:00noon and continues until a little after 3:30 p.m. Soon after that the time of the next prayer begins. However, there are accurate calender relling the time of each prayer. But it there is none available, One must resort to one’s best judgement.
The Mid-Afternoon Prayer (Salatu-l-’Asr), which begins right after the expiration of the Noon Prayer time and extends to sunset.
The Sunset Prayer (Salatu-l-Maghrib). The time of this Prayer begins immediately after sunset and extends till the red glow in the western horizon disappears. Normally it extends over a period of one hour and 20 to 30 minutes.
The Evening Prayer (Salatu-l-’Isha) which begins after the red glow in the western horizon disappears (nearly one hour and thirty minutes after sunset) and continuous till a little before dawn.