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Salat in Quran

Last updated: 8th October 2006
Question ID: #2682
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8th October 2006

Does Quran say that we need to pray 5 time a day? I was told by someone that Quran says two times. I know Ahadith are clear about this issue and I have no doubt but I still need to know what Quran says.


Ulamaa ID 04
Answer last updated on:
18th October 2006
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Ulamaa ID 04
Location: London

Al-jawab billahi at-taufeeq (the answer with Allah's guidance)

Allah Ta'ala says:

"So bear with patience (O Muhammad SAW) all that they say, and glorify the Praises of your Lord, before the rising of the sun and before (its) setting (i.e. the Fajr, Zuhr, and Asr prayers)."

"And during a part of the night (also), glorify His praises (i.e. Maghrib and Isha prayers), and (so likewise) after the prayers (As-Sunnah, Nawafil optional and additional prayers, and also glorify, praise and magnify Allah - Subhan Allah, Alhamdu lillah, Allahu-Akbar)." (50:39,40)

In another place, Allah Ta'ala says:

"And remember the Name of your Lord every morning and afternoon (i.e. offering of the Morning (Fajr), Zuhr, and Asr prayers)."

"And during night, prostrate yourself to Him (i.e. the offering of Maghrib and Isha prayers), and glorify Him a long night through (i.e. Tahajjud prayer). " (76:25, 26)

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