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Introducing Islam
by Suhel Farooq Khan

Five Pillars of Islam
2nd Pillar (b)


Muslims offer prayers five times every day:

  1. Morning Prayers (Fajr Salah)
  2. Early Afternoon Prayers (Zuhr Salah)
  3. Late Afternoon Prayers (Asr Salah)
  4. Sunset Prayers (Maghrib Salah)
  5. Night Prayers (Isha Salah)
  6. Friday Prayers (Jumu’ah Salah): Offered on Fridays in place of Zuhr Prayers.

Muslims must try to offer their prayers at their prescribed times at mosques in a group. These prayers can be offered anywhere if one cannot reach a mosque for any genuine reason. There is no clergy in Islam and any practicing Muslim, who has knowledge of Islam, can lead the group prayers.

Muslims join shoulders and toes with each other while offering prayers, irrespective of their social status. It presents a unique picture of brotherhood and solidarity.

There are two prerequisites for offering prayers:

  1. Purification (Taharah): A clean body, a set of clean clothes and a clean mind with clear understanding of Oneness of God (Tawhid).

  2. Ablution (Wudu): Washing the hands, rinsing the mouth, cleaning the nose, washing the face, arms and feet in the prescribed manner and order.




Introducing Islam

What is Islam?

Who are Muslims?

Who is the God of Muslims?

What is the Qur-an?
Who was Muhammad (Peace be upon him)?
Do Muslims Worship Muhammad (Peace be upon him)?
What are the Tradition of Muhammad (Sunnah)?
The Concept of worship in Islam?
The Five Pillars of Islam
Declaration of Faith
Articles of Faith
Prayers (Salah)
Call for Prayers
Compulsory Charity (Zakah)
Pilgrimage to the Ka'bah (Hajj)
Fasting (Sawm)
The Islamic Calendar
Is Islam Rational
Status of Women in Islam
Polygamy in Islam
Does Islam teach violence?
What is Jihad?
Fundamentalism, Terrorism and Islam
Does Islam tolerate other religions?
Does Islam recognize Jesus?
Things forbidden in Islam
A Simple Test
How to revert back to

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