Muslims follow the way of the Qur'un.
Salah is the second pillar of Islam. It means prayer. Here is some information about Muslim prayer:
Muslims pray 5 times a day:
Salat al-'asr: Sunrise : 5.30am
Salat al-fajr: Afternoon : 12.30pm
Salat al-zuhr: Noon : 3.30pm
Salat al-maghrib: Sunset : 5.30pm
Salat al-'isha: Night : 7.30pm
Prayer helps Muslims remember God and focus their minds on Allah. Prayer also reminds them to avoid bad deeds.
Why do Muslims pray?
Muslims pray so they can feel closer to Allah. They like to ask Allah for help and guidance, but sometimes simply just to talk. When Muslims feel stressed or angry and want to get rid of fears and worries they will go to the Mosque and pray. Prayer is lead at the mosques by the Imam. If Muslims have done something wrong they just like to seek forgiveness by going to pray.
Wudu is where Men and Women have to wash themselves before the go and pray.
1. Wash your hands both up to the wrists.
2. Wash your mouth with your right hand and if want to you can brush your teeth.
3. Clean your nostrils, chuck water into your nose.
4. Wash your face 3 times.
5. Wash both arms up to your elbows 3 times.
6. Clean your hair, head and neck.
7. Wash both feet up to your ankles.
8. Now it is time to pray.
The call to prayer
The Azan (call to prayer) is sung before each of the five prayer times in Muslim countries. It can be heard through out the whole city. It is sung within the mosque. The Muezzin goes to the top of the minaret and calls people to prayer.
Muslims start their prayer by standing up facing East (the Qiblah). Then they bow and prostrate before sitting down.