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SALAH or the Islamic method of worship is the main media through which a person can establish his/her relationship with Allah (The Creator) and it is ONE of the ways that leads to his/her complete submission to Allah's will.
The time for the Dawn prayer (Subh / Fajr) begins at the true dawn when the sky around the horizon starts to grow light
(Zuhr) begins after the sun’s zenith for the day.
Asr - The time for the mid-afternoon prayer (Asr) begins when an object’s of shadow minus the length of its shadow at the sun’s zenith equals the object’s height (or twice according to Abu Hanifa’s School of Thought).
Maghrib - The time for the sunset prayer (Maghrib) begins when the sun has completely set.
Isha - The time for the nightfall prayer (Isha) begins when the red of sunset (white of sunset Abu Hanifa’s school of thought) twilight leaves the sky.
Jumma prayer times vary according to Winter Vs Summer time.
In the Noble Quran, (Al-Jummah verse 62:9 -10)
O you who believe! When the call is proclaimed for the Salat prayer on Friday (Jummah) come to the remembrance of Allah (Khutba and Salat) and leave off business (and other thing). That is better for you if you did but know!
Then when the Jummah Salat is ended, you may disperse through the land, and seek the bounty of Allah(SWT) (by working), and remember Allah(SWT) much, that you may be successful.
Muslim men must perform the weekly Friday's congregational Prayer called the Jummah Prayer. This Prayer replaces the Zhur (Noon) Prayer of Friday and consists of two (units) Rakaats - it is obligatory for all men to attend it. Women may also perform the Jummah Prayer if they wish, but it is not obligatory for them. This Prayer replaces the regular Zhur Prayer. However, if someone is unable to attend the Jummah Prayer, he or she should pray four (units) rakaats of Zhur.
The Prayer is preceded by a sermon called a Khutba, which is delivered in two parts with a short break (about one minute) between the two parts.
The end of the Hajj is marked by a festival, the Eid al-Adha, which is celebrated with prayers, sacrifice of a sheep, cow or camel (66% of which to be distributed among the poor and needy) plus the exchange of gifts in Muslim communities everywhere and the end of Ramadan is marked by a festival, the Eid al-Fitr, a feast-day commemorating the end of fasting and giving of Zakat (distributing alms among the poor and needy), are the main festivals of the Muslim calendar.
Thanksgiving and the distribution of alms constitute a major part of the EID highlights.
Condition for Prayer
· Wake up early and prepare for personal cleanliness; take care of details of clothing and environment etc.
· Take a Ghusl (bath) and ensure the body are free of those impurities.
· Brush your teeth for clean breath
· Dress up, putting on best clothes available, whether new or cleaned old ones.
· Use perfume (men only).
· Have a 'sweet' breakfast on Eid-al-Fitr before leaving for prayer ground. On Eid-al-Adha, eat breakfast after Salat or after sacrifice if you are doing a sacrifice.
· Pay Zakat-al-Fitr before Salat-al-Eid (on Eid-al-Fitr).
· Go (walk as much as possible) to prayer ground early.
· Offer Salat-al-Eid in congregation in an open place if possible.
· Use two separate routes to and from the prayer ground.
· Recite the following Takbir on the way to Salat and until the beginning of Salat-al-Eid:
Allah-o-Akber, Allah-o-Akber. La ila-ha ill-lal-lah. Allah-o-Akber, Allah-o-Akber. Wa-lilahill hamd.
(Allah is great, Allah is great. There is no god but Allah. Allah is great, Allah is great. And all praises are for Allah).
Structure of Eid prayer:
Eid prayer is wajib (i.e. strongly recommended but just short of obligatory). It must be offered in congregation. The Khutba (sermon) follows the prayer.
There is no Azan or Iqamah (the second call to Prayer) for the Eid Prayer.
The EID prayer itself consists of two units (Rakaat in Arabic, singular is Raka), which the Imam says aloud. The main difference in the way this prayer and any other prayer of two Rakaat is performed is the number of Takbirs that are done.
The two Rakaat (units) contain either six or thirteen additional Takbirs. First make the Niyyah (intention) by reciting:
"I intend to perform two rakaats Eid-al-Fitr / Eid-al-Adha wajib with 6 / 13 wajib Takbirs."
In general, when praying any Salat, always follow the Imam in prayer. Do not make your movements i.e. bowing, prostrating, etc. before he does or different from him.