Zuhr prayer

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Zuhr prayer
Official nameصلاة الظهر، صلاة الزوال
Also calledZenith prayer
Observed byMuslims
SignificanceA Muslim prayer offered to God at the noon hour of the morning
ObservancesSunnah prayers
BeginsZenith - Noon
Related toSalah, Siesta, Nap, Five Pillars of Islam

The Zuhr prayer (Arabic: صَلَاة ٱلظُّهْر, romanizedṣalāt aẓ-ẓuhr, lit.'noon prayer') is one of the five daily mandatory Islamic prayers (salah). It is observed after Fajr and before Asr prayers, between the zenith of noon and sunset, and contains four cycles (rakah).[1]

On Friday, the Zuhr prayer is replaced or preceded by Friday prayer which is obligatory for Muslim men who are above the age of puberty and meet certain requirements[2] to pray in congregation either in a mosque or with a group of Muslims.[citation needed]

The khutbah (sermon) is delivered by the imam.

It is also transliterated Dhuhr, Duhr, Thuhr or Luhar.

The five daily prayers collectively are one pillar of the Five Pillars of Islam, in Sunni Islam, and one of the ten Ancillaries of the Faith (Furū al-Dīn) according to Shia Islam.

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  1. ^ "Salat al-Duhr". Oxford Islamic Studies Online. Archived from the original on 2019-10-25. Retrieved 2019-10-25. Noon prayer. Second of five mandatory daily prayers (salat), containing four cycles (rakah). Performed immediately after the sun reaches its zenith. Given the restrictions of modern business hours, it is increasingly being performed in the workplace during lunch breaks. On Fridays it is part of the communal prayers (jumah).
  2. ^ "Sunan Abi Dawud 1067 - Prayer (Kitab Al-Salat) - كتاب الصلاة - Sunnah.com - Sayings and Teachings of Prophet Muhammad (صلى الله عليه و سلم)". sunnah.com. Retrieved 2023-05-08.