Prayers

Palmers Green Mosque is open for all of the five daily prayers.

 

After Dhuhr prayer, the hall can be used for reading the Qur‘an and quiet contemplation.

 

The upper floor of the mosque has a spacious prayer area for women as well as wudu facilities. For mothers with small children there is a crèche area and a comfortable nursing room.

 

You can download a copy of our prayer time table from here

"The five daily Salat (prayers) are like a great river running by your door in which you take a bath five times a day."

Sahih Muslim

DAILY PRAYERS

'Salah' or the Islamic method of worship is how a person can establish his/her relationship with God/Allah.

In Islam there are 5 daily prayers to be performed at set times.

 

Fajr - The time for the Dawn prayer (Subh / Fajr) begins at the true dawn when the sky around the horizon starts to grow light. This prayer is aimed at starting the day with a clear mind and good intentions.

 

Dhuhr - begins after the sun’s zenith for the day. As the day gets busier, and we are caught up in worldly affairs, this prayer allows a chance to refocus on God and a person's relationship with them.

 

'Asr - This mid-afternoon prayer is arguably the most challenging to make time for. As the day is at its peak in terms of activity, and we try to wind down the day, regrouping and reconnecting becomes even more important.

 

Maghrib - The time for the sunset prayer (Maghrib) begins when the sun has completely set. The sky may still be light but this marks the start of the evening.

 

Isha - The time for the nightfall prayer (Isha) begins when the red of sunset ( or the white of sunset Abu Hanifa’s school of thought) twilight leaves the sky. Most Muslims perform this prayer as their last act of worship before sleeping.

 

FRIDAY PRAYERS

Muslim men must perform the weekly Friday's congregational Prayer called the Jummah Prayer. This Prayer replaces the Dhuhr prayer of Friday and consists of two rakaats (units) - it is considered obligatory for all men to attend. Women may also perform the Jummah Prayer if they wish, but it is not obligatory for them. If someone is unable to attend the Jummah Prayer, he or she should pray four rakaats (units) of Zhur.

 

The Prayer is preceded by a sermon called a Khutbah, which is delivered in two parts with a short break. It is obligatory to be present to hear the khutbah. Here at Palmers Green Mosque, all our sermons are delivered in English.

 

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