PRAYER TIMES IN UNITED KINGDOM
You can instantly access prayer times information for cities in the United Kingdom on this page. You can also see the monthly prayer time table for prayer times in the UK on our Website.
May Allah accept your prayer 🙂
Prayer times for the UK on our Website are provided by Islamic Society of North America, Hanafi.
What Is The Importance Of Prayer Times?
”The best of’ the deeds or deed is the (observance of) prayer at its proper time and kindness to the parents.” (Buhari, Mevakiti’s-Salât)
As it is stated in the hadith-i Sharif, the best deed is to perform the prayer during the prayer times, because the most important thing after iman is the prayer.
“And I have chosen you, so listen to that which is inspired to you. Verily, I am Allah! There is none worthy of worship but I, so worship Me and offer prayer perfectly for My remembrance.” (Surah Taha,13-14)
Prayer is the first pillar of Islam that the Prophet (s.a.v.) mentioned after mentioning the testimony of faith, by which one becomes a Muslim. Therefore, Allah (c.c.) has set 5 prayer to worship Him and his forgiveness.
It is important in Islam to pray 5 times a day. Daily prayers are obligation for all Muslims. This is why nearly all of the world’s more than 1.2 billion Muslims turn toward Mecca every day on prayer times.
The Prophet (s.a.v) has also said Allah’s forgiveness and pleasure is closely related to the prayers:
”Allah has obligated five prayers. Whoever excellently performs their ablutions, prays them in their proper times, completes their bows, prostrations and khushu (complete sincerity) has a promise from Allah that He will forgive him. And whoever does not do that has no promise from Allah. He may either forgive him or punish him.” (Recorded by Malik)
NAMAZ TIME AND THE ROLE OF PRAYER IN ISLAM
It is very virtuous in Islam to perform prayers during prayer (namaz) times. Narrated Abdullah ibn Mas’ud:
”I asked the Prophet (s.a.v.) “Which deed is the dearest to Allah?” He replied, “To offer the prayers at their early stated fixed times.”
This hadith clearly shows role of prayers in Islam.
WHEN SHOULD MUSLİMS PRAY?
The five daily prayers are obligatory upon every Muslim, and should be performed within the prescribed time periods. The five ritual prayers are prescribed in the Qur’an. However prayer times are specified in the hadiths. The direction of prayer is called the qibla which means the direction Muslims turn to the city of Makkah to pray.
Fajr Prayer (namaz): Fajr prayer (namaz/ salah) is the first prayer (namaz/ salah) in a day. Fajr begins, when the morning light appears across the full width of the sky. Fajr prayer consists of 2 rakat Farz and 2 rakat Sunnat.
Dhuhr Prayer (namaz): Dhuhr prayer (namaz/ salah) time is before or after noon, depending on the time of year. This prayer needs to be given in the middle of the work-day. Dhuhr prayer consists of 4 rakat Sunnat, 4 rakat Farz, 2 rakat Sunnat and 2 rakat Nafl.
Asr Prayer (namaz): Asr prayer (namaz/ salah) time is a prayer that takes place in the late afternoon. Asr prayer consists of 4 rakat Sunnat and 4 rakat Farz.
Maghrib Prayer (namaz): Maghrib prayer (namaz) begins when the sun sets, and it lasts until the red light has left the sky. Maghrib prayer consists of 3 rakat Farz and 2 rakat Sunnat.
Isha Prayer (namaz): Isha prayer starts when the red light is gone from the sky and it lasts until the fajr time.