Salaat (The Five Daily Prayers)


Prophet Muhammad PBUH said: "If a person had a stream outside his door and he bathed in it fivetimes a day, do you think he would have any filth left on him?"

The people said, "No filth would remain on him whatsoever."

Prophet Muhammad PBUH then said, "That is like the five daily prayers: Allah wipes away the sins by them."

Hadith: Sahih al Bukhari, Muslim



Muslims are obligated to pray the five daily prayers. Each prayer has a set timing and together these are the most significant acts of a worship a Muslim can perform. The direction and

location of the prayers are also significant as all prayers are recited in the direction of the Kaabah in Makkah. Prayers should also be recited in a clean area and away from distraction.


The five daily prayers are known as:

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1. Fajr


2. Zuhr


3. Asr


4. Maghrib


5. Isha