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The Importance of Salah and Prayer Times In KSA (Updated May)

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Salah is considered one of the Five Pillars Of Islam. It is an essential aspect of a Muslim’s faith and daily life. Muslims worldwide face the Kaaba in Makkah while performing their prayers. It is performed at five designated times throughout the day and night. These five daily prayers are:

  1. Fajr: The pre-dawn prayer, performed before the sunrise
  2. Dhuhr: The midday prayer, offered after the sun has passed its zenith and begins to decline
  3. Asr: The late afternoon prayer, before sunset
  4. Maghrib: The prayer just after sunset
  5. Isha: The night prayer, performed after the twilight, has disappeared.

What is The Meaning of Salah?

Salah is basically defined as the act of praying to Allah, our beloved Lord. The most literal translation means to make prayers or supplication, an elevated act of worshipping Allah.

This is an action specifically commanded for, in the Holy Qur’an, having great significance in the life of a Muslim. 

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The Performance of Salah

While the actions taken in Salah are physical, the connection is solely based on the niyyah. A deep association with Allah while praying.

Muslims should be clean, wear properly covered clothes, and face the Kabah while in Salah. There is also a need to recite parts of the Holy Book during the prayers. 

Prayer times or Salah times, of course, have to do with the sun’s position and, hence, vary from place to place. However, we have compiled some of the prayer times in Saudia Arabia here. 

Prayer Time in Riyadh

MayShawwalFajrSunriseDhuhrAsrMaghribIsha
01 Wed2203:53 AM05:17 AM11:50 AM03:18 PM06:23 PM07:53 PM
02 Thu2303:53 AM05:16 AM11:50 AM03:18 PM06:24 PM07:54 PM
03 Fri2403:52 AM05:16 AM11:50 AM03:17 PM06:24 PM07:54 PM
04 Sat2503:51 AM05:15 AM11:50 AM03:17 PM06:25 PM07:55 PM
05 Sun2603:50 AM05:14 AM11:50 AM03:17 PM06:25 PM07:55 PM
06 Mon2703:49 AM05:14 AM11:50 AM03:17 PM06:26 PM07:56 PM
07 Tue2803:48 AM05:13 AM11:50 AM03:16 PM06:26 PM07:56 PM
08 Wed2903:47 AM05:12 AM11:50 AM03:16 PM06:27 PM07:57 PM
MayDhul Qadah
09 Thu103:47 AM05:12 AM11:50 AM03:16 PM06:27 PM07:57 PM
10 Fri203:46 AM05:11 AM11:50 AM03:16 PM06:28 PM07:58 PM
11 Sat303:45 AM05:11 AM11:50 AM03:16 PM06:28 PM07:58 PM
12 Sun403:44 AM05:10 AM11:50 AM03:15 PM06:29 PM07:59 PM
13 Mon503:44 AM05:10 AM11:50 AM03:15 PM06:29 PM07:59 PM
14 Tue603:43 AM05:09 AM11:50 AM03:15 PM06:30 PM08:00 PM
15 Wed703:42 AM05:09 AM11:50 AM03:15 PM06:30 PM08:00 PM
16 Thu803:41 AM05:08 AM11:50 AM03:15 PM06:31 PM08:01 PM
17 Fri903:41 AM05:08 AM11:50 AM03:15 PM06:31 PM08:01 PM
18 Sat1003:40 AM05:07 AM11:50 AM03:14 PM06:32 PM08:02 PM
19 Sun1103:40 AM05:07 AM11:50 AM03:14 PM06:32 PM08:02 PM
20 Mon1203:39 AM05:06 AM11:50 AM03:14 PM06:33 PM08:03 PM
21 Tue1303:38 AM05:06 AM11:50 AM03:14 PM06:33 PM08:03 PM
22 Wed1403:38 AM05:06 AM11:50 AM03:14 PM06:34 PM08:04 PM
23 Thu1503:37 AM05:05 AM11:50 AM03:14 PM06:34 PM08:04 PM
24 Fri1603:37 AM05:05 AM11:50 AM03:14 PM06:35 PM08:05 PM
25 Sat1703:36 AM05:05 AM11:50 AM03:14 PM06:35 PM08:05 PM
26 Sun1803:36 AM05:05 AM11:51 AM03:14 PM06:36 PM08:06 PM
27 Mon1903:36 AM05:04 AM11:51 AM03:14 PM06:36 PM08:06 PM
28 Tue2003:35 AM05:04 AM11:51 AM03:14 PM06:37 PM08:07 PM
29 Wed2103:35 AM05:04 AM11:51 AM03:14 PM06:37 PM08:07 PM
30 Thu2203:35 AM05:04 AM11:51 AM03:14 PM06:38 PM08:08 PM
31 Fri2303:34 AM05:03 AM11:51 AM03:14 PM06:38 PM08:08 PM

Last but not least, this list covers the administrative center of the Kingdom. Riyadh has a population of over 7 million, with a vast majority of Muslims. Therefore, prayer time is of the essence in this city too. 

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Salah time in Jeddah

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Jeddah is one of the largest epicenters in Saudi Arabia. With around 5 million people, mostly Muslims, salah is an essential aspect of life in Jeddah. The prayer times of Jeddah for the following week are given below.