Muslim Prayer Times Philadelphia
The five daily prayers are the foundation of Islam. The prayers were prescribed by Allah and are a part of the Islamic faith. There is no hierarchy in Islam, so each person decides when to pray based on their own schedule. However, Muslims also believe that it is important to make sure that they pray during the same times every day so they can be consistent with their practice of Islam.
If you live near Philadelphia and are new to the city or have been here for awhile but have not been able to attend services at an Islamic center due to time constraints or other reasons, then this guide will be helpful for you! This guide will explain what prayer times are and how they work within Islam as well as provide different ways for you to find out what time it is for your local area so you can plan accordingly!
Fajr is the first of the five daily prayers. It is offered before dawn, typically between 4 and 6 a.m. Fajr prayer is also known as al-salaat al-fajr, salah al-fajr or suhoor.
Fajr prayer has a special significance because it’s one of the main pillars of Islam and Muslims are required to pray it five times every day. In addition, Fajr has been praised by Allah in the Quran: “And We have sent down blessedness upon you, O people! Yet you curse not when you make prayer (as Fajr).” [Quran 17:11]
The first prayer of the day is called Fajr and occurs before sunrise. During this time, it’s important to focus on yourself and your soul. Your heart should be filled with love for God and his creation; you should also feel humble when you pray because humans are nothing compared to God’s greatness.
As the sun rises in Philadelphia, Muslims are expected to begin their fast by drinking water or eating something light such as dates or yogurt before their prayers start at sunrise (Fajr).
- When is the time of Dhuhr?
Dhuhr is the second prayer of the five daily prayers, and it begins at 1:15 PM and ends at 2:38 PM. The time for Dhuhr starts when the sun reaches its highest point in the sky (1:02 PM) and ends when you reach your home after going to mosque, school or work.
- How long does it last?
The time for dhuhr lasts between 15-20 minutes if you live far away from a masjid (mosque). If you live close by then it could take up to 30 minutes depending on how fast journey back home takes place after salat-ul-dhuhr
Asr is the fourth of five daily prayers. It occurs at approximately 3:30pm, and it’s an important time of day. While praying during this time, Muslims are encouraged to read the Qur’an and pray for the sick and needy.
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Maghrib, the fourth of the five daily prayers, is a sunnah (non-obligatory) prayer that is performed as soon as the sun starts to set. The time for praying maghrib may vary depending on one’s geographic location and season of year. For example, if you live in Philadelphia in summertime when it’s light out well past 9pm; you would pray maghrib after dark (beyond twilight). If you live in wintertime where it gets dark around 4pm and evening prayers happen before sunset; then your maghrib should be done before sunset.
- Isha: Isha is the last of the five daily prayers and is performed after Maghrib. It is performed when the sun has set and it is performed at night. The prayer time for Isha begins around 9:30pm in Philadelphia.
- Fajr: Fajr comes before sunrise, but Muslims are not required to perform it until they see a little bit of light coming through their windows or doors (this is called Fajr-ul-wahy). If you do not wake up before sunrise, read your Duas at any point during this time (it’s recommended to do so between 5am and 6am).
Find out how to get more involved in the Muslim community of Philadelphia.
If you are looking to get more involved with the Muslim community of Philadelphia, there are a number of ways to do so. You can find local mosques or Muslim community centers in your area by checking out our directory or by visiting one of the following websites:
- Islamic Center of Greater Philadelphia (ICGP)
- Masjid Ibrahim A.S.P.C.
- Masjid Muhammad Islamic Association of North America (MIANA)
If you’re interested in finding out more about Islam and the Muslim community of Philadelphia, there are many ways to do so. One way is by visiting the Islamic Society of Greater Philadelphia (ISGP). This organization works to build bridges between Muslims and non-Muslims by providing educational resources as well as social services such as food pantries. Another option would be attending one of our events like “Ramadan Nights Out” which occur once a month during the holy month of Ramadan!