5 Times When a Muslim Can’t Offer Salah (Pray)

Salah or Prayer is the fundamental pillar of Islam. There are certain times when it is forbidden to perform prayers.
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Muslims are forbidden to perform their Salah at certain times of the day.

In Islam, prayer is a fundamental pillar of worship and provides believers with a direct connection with Allah. However, in addition to prayer times, there are also certain times when praying is prohibited.

Times when a Muslim is asked not to pray;

1. At sunrise

One of the prohibited prayer times is the moment of sunrise. The Holy Prophet (peace be upon him) advised his followers to refrain from prayer at this time.

He advised Muslims to observe the morning prayer and then stop praying when the sun rises until it has raised fully because when it rises, it rises between the horns of the devil and the unbelievers’ worship at that time. (Sahih) (Mishkat al-Masabih 1042).

hadith about not praying during sunrise

2. Zawal (noon)

Prohibitions regarding praying at the time when the sun is at absolute zenith or noon have been stated by the Holy Prophet (peace be upon him) (Sahih, Sunan Abi Dawud 3192).

hadith about praying during noon

3. Sunset

In Islam, it’s forbidden to pray at sunset, following the advice of the Holy Prophet (peace be upon him). He emphasized the significance of this time, as highlighted in various sayings, such as the one narrated by Ibn `Umar (Sahih al-Bukhari 589).

hadith about praying during sunset

4. From Fajr Salah to Sunrise

As per Hadith, it has been advised to refrain from offering voluntary prayers beyond the two Sunnah rak’ahs of Fajr at the break of dawn, signaled by the adhan of Fajr.

Moreover, this restriction must continue until the sun rises fully above the horizon which usually occurs 15-20 minutes after dawn. Adhering to this guideline ensures that prayers are not offered during a time of transition from night to day, maintaining reverence for the rising sun. (Sahih Muslim 832).

hadith about Praying from Fajr salah to sunrise

5. From Asr Salah to Sunset

While Asr Salah is permissible, engaging in voluntary prayers after Asr until sunset is discouraged. This directive underscores the importance of avoiding prayer during a period of transition from afternoon to evening, ensuring prayers are offered at appropriate times.

Understanding and observing Prohibited prayer times are essential for Muslims to maintain the sanctity of their worship and follow the teachings of Islam.

By following these prohibitions, Muslims show their obedience to Allah and His Messenger and seek His pleasure and guidance in all areas of life. Finally, the times of prayer prohibited in Islam remind us of the importance of discipline and devotion.

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