Islamic prayer times

Prayer times according your location

Prayer times in Islam varies daily due to the position of the sun. Knowing the exact time of the five daily prayers is very important for all Muslims. Detect your location to find the prayer time for your place of residence. Otherwise, browse the list of islamic prayer times by state.

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Methods for calculating prayer times

Setting prayer times in the USA and around the world depends on the position of the sun throughout the day. This is why prayer times vary depending on the season and location.

The time of each Muslim prayer begins when the sun is a certain degree below the horizon. It is linked to the angle that we take into account and this differs depending on the geographical position.

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How do we calculate prayer time

In the USA, the methodologie used to calculate and determine the time of prayer is the ISNA. The Islamic Society of North America use the 15° degree. These degrees represent the position of the sun in relation to the earth's horizon in the place where muslim prayer times are calculated.

When do Muslim prayers begin

The fajr prayer commonly called the morning prayer

The fajr time begins at dawn or dusk in the morning. The time allotted for fajr prayer ends just before sunrise. The fajr prayer, which is the first obligatory prayer of the day, should not be confused with that of Salat Fajr, which is a strongly recommended prayer.

Mawakit of the dhuhr prayer or mid-day prayer

The time allotted for dhuhr prayer begins at midday, when the sun's rays exceed the meridian. For convenience and precaution, many Muslim prayer time calendars add 5 minutes to determine the start of the Dhor prayer time. The allotted time of this prayer ends at the beginning of Asr.

Mawakit Salat Asr or the afternoon prayer

The muslim prayer times of Asr depends on the size of the shadow cast by an object. Imam Shafii indicates that the Asr time begins when the size of the shadow exceeds the size of the object. For his part, Imam Al Hanafi says that the time of Asr prayer begins when the projected shadow exceeds twice the size of the object.

Salat Maghrib or the sunset prayer

The Maghrib prayer schedule begins with sunset and its time of performance ends with the start of Salat Al-Isha.

Isha or night prayer

The Isha prayer can be performed when night falls and the evening twilight disappears. It is mainly the Isha prayer time which will be different depending on the calculation nail.

Methods used in calculating salah times in Islam

  1. Uom Al-Qura, Mecca: 19° for salat fajr and the Isha prayer takes place 90 minutes after Maghrib (120 min during the month of Ramadan).
  2. Egyptian General Organization of Surveying: 19.5° for salat sobh and 17.5° for Isha.
  3. Islamic Society of North America (ISNA): 15° for salat fajr and Isha.
  4. World Islamic League: 18° for salat sobh and 17° for Isha.
  5. University of Islamic Sciences of Karachi: 18° for salat fajr and Isha.

A muslim prayer times calendar: what for?

To simplify the performance of prayer for Muslims, theologians and astronomers have set up Muslim prayer calendars which make it possible to know the time of prayer for all cities in the world, without resorting to observing the position of the prayer.

Prayer times by region

Alabama alabama
Alaska alaska
Arizona arizona
Arkansas arkansas
California california
Colorado colorado
Connecticut connecticut
Delaware delaware
District of columbia district of columbia
Florida florida
Georgia georgia
Hawaii hawaii
Idaho idaho
Illinois illinois
Indiana indiana
Iowa iowa
Kansas kansas
Kentucky kentucky
Louisiana louisiana
Maine maine
Maryland maryland
Massachusetts massachusetts
Michigan michigan
Minnesota minnesota
Mississippi mississippi
Missouri missouri
Montana montana
Nebraska nebraska
Nevada nevada
New hampshire new hampshire
New jersey new jersey
New mexico new mexico
New york new york
North carolina north carolina
North dakota north dakota
Ohio ohio
Oklahoma oklahoma
Oregon oregon
Pennsylvania pennsylvania
Rhode island rhode island
South carolina south carolina
South dakota south dakota
Tennessee tennessee
Texas texas
Utah utah
Vermont vermont
Virginia virginia
Washington washington
West virginia west virginia
Wisconsin wisconsin
Wyoming wyoming

Prayer times around the world

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