We all know that prayer or Namaz (Salah) is the second pillar of Islam. It is compulsory for every Muslim to pray five times a day. Pray purifies our soul and connects us with our lord, ALLAH Almighty. The five prays which are compulsory are, Fajar, Zuhar, Asar, Maghrib, and Isha.
The times of these prayers are as follows:
- Fajar, Before sunrise
- Zuhar, Afternoon
- Asar Mid, Afternoon
- Maghrib, Just after sunset
- Isha, Nightfall
On one side, prayer purifies the soul while on the other side, it is a way to come in front of ALLAH Almighty. when a person starts his day with prayer, he starts his day with his contact with his Lord, ALLAH Almighty. there are many times informed us in the Holy Quran about Namaz.
"And seek help through patience and prayers."
There are always certain conditions to be fulfilled if someone wants to start any job or any work. In the same way, there are certain conditions that are followed before coming to prayer.
If someone is coming to offer prayer, first of all, he/she should fulfill the condition of proper dressing to offer pray which is commonly known as a star. Satar means to come in the proper dress and cover the body as per the requirement of Shariah. After that, ablution is also required to perform Namaz (Salah) as Namaz requires purification of the body as well. The place should also be clean where someone is going to offer pray. When someone offers to pray, he/she should make sure that his/her direction is towards Qibla. After that, he should make the intention to offer the prayer according to the time as intention can be made only for the prayers which are offering in time. If someone offers Fajar pray at the time of Maghrib, it will not be acceptable.
Above discussed are some conditions which are essential to fulfill before pray as without fulfilling these conditions, our prayers can't be accepted.