There are 5 times of obligatory (Farz) Salah
1. Time of FAJR (Dawn Salah )
from true dawn daybreak, when a horizontal whiteness appears on the horizon
until a little before sunrise.
2. Time of ZUHR (Noon Salah)
when the sun passes its meridian (zenith after Zawwal) and ends when the
shadow of an object used to measure doubles.
3. Time of ASR (Late afternoon Salah)
when the shadow of an object used to measure doubles at sunset.
4. Time of MAGHRIB (Sunset Salah)
sunset until Red twilight disappears from the horizon.
5. Time of ISHA and WITR (Evening and Witr
when all redness disappears from the horizon until True Dawn (day break)
cannot be read before Esha since it is necessary to maintain the sequence.
performing Hajj, can combine the Zuhr and Asr on the plain of Arafat during
the time of Zuhr on the condition that the Hajji is in Ihraam and the Jamaat
is led by the Ameer of Hajj. The Hajji should combine the Maghrib and Esha
at the time of Isha when in Muzdalifah. It is not permissible for the Hajji
to perform the Maghrib en route to Muzdalifah.
1. It is
Mustahab (preferable, praiseworthy) for men to perform Fajr when there is
more brightness in the sky. For women it is Mustahab when it is not bright.
2. In summer
Salah should be performed at a time when the day is cooler, and should
hasten it in winter, except when it is overcast.
3. It is
permissible to delay the Asr as long as the sun does not change colour
(becomes yellow).To delay more than this is highly disliked. In overcast
conditions Asr should be hastened (read earlier than its preferred time).
should also be hastened except when overcast.
Isha is to be delayed up to the first third (1/3) of the night but hastened
when overcast. To delay until midnight is permissible but after this it is
6. To delay
the Witr to the last part of the night on condition that one is certain of
being awake at that time.