Namaz (Muslims Prayer)
Namaz is the Urdu word for Prayer. The Arabic word for Prayer is Salah. Namaz is the form of Worship of Allah S.W.T performed by Muslims. Namaz is one of the most important pillars of Islam. Allah S.W.T has mentioned the benefits and the importance of Namaz as many as 500 times in the Holy Qur’an. Apart from the spiritual benefits that Namaz offers to Muslim worshippers, it is also one of the best forms of exercise that one can do on a regular basis. Namaz has been made compulsory for Muslims 5 times daily the five times are:
Fajr: Early morning just before sunrise.
Zuhar: Afternoon paryers post the period of Zawaal (when sun is perpendicular to earth).
Asar: Post afternoon and before Sunset.
Maghrib: Just after Sunset.
Isha: Late evening after the Sunset is complete and darkness of the night is complete and the cooling effect of the atmosphere begins.