Zuhr prayer

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The Zuhr prayer (Arabic: صَلَاة ٱلظُّهْر‎, Ṣalāt aẓ-Ẓuhr; IPA: [sˤa.laːt aðˤ.ðˤuhr], "noon prayer"), also transliterated Dhuhr, Duhr or Thuhr, is the fourth[1] of the five daily obligatory prayers (salah) for practicing Muslims. It contains four units (rakaʿāt) and begins after the Sun reaches its zenith.[2]

On Friday, the Zuhr prayer is replaced or preceeded by jumu'ah,[2][3] which is obligatory for Muslim men who are above the age of puberty and meet certain requirements[clarification needed] to pray in congregation either in a mosque or with a group of Muslims.[citation needed]

Name variations

Region/country Language Main
Arab World Arabic صلاة الظهر
(ṣalāt aẓ-ẓuhr)
Iran, Afghanistan, Tajikistan Persian نماز پشین ،نماز ظهر
(namâz-e zohr/namâz-e peshīn)
Afghanistan, Pakistan Pashto ماسپښین


Pakistan, India (Urdu) Urdu نماز ظہر
(namaaz e zuhr)
Turkey Turkish Öğle namazı
Kazakhstan Kazakh Бесін намазы
(Besin namazy)
Azerbaijan Azeri Zöhr namazı
Albania, Kosovo Albanian Namaz i mesditës
Balkans Serbo-Croatian Podne-namaz
Bengal Bengali যোহর/যুহর (Zuhor)
Greater Somalia (Somalia, Djibouti, Somali Region) Somali Salaada Duhur
Malaysia, Singapore, Brunei, Indonesia (nationwide) Bahasa Indonesia, Bahasa Melayu Salat zuhur, Solat zuhur
Indonesia (West Java, Banten) Basa Sunda Lohor
Uzbekistan Uzbek Peshin namozi
Iraqi Kurdistan Sorani نوێژی نیوەڕۆ
Kashmir Kashmiri Peshin Nimaz پئشِن نماز

See also


  1. ^ Counted from sunset, the traditional begin of the Islamic day, it is the fourth prayer. Counted from midnight it is the second prayer.
  2. ^ a b "Salat al-Duhr". Oxford Islamic Studies Online. Archived from the original on 2019-10-25. Retrieved 2019-10-25. Noon prayer. Second of five mandatory daily prayers (salat), containing four cycles (rakah). Performed immediately after the sun reaches its zenith. Given the restrictions of modern business hours, it is increasingly being performed in the workplace during lunch breaks. On Fridays it is part of the communal prayers (jumah).
  3. ^ "salat | Definition & Facts". Encyclopedia Britannica. Retrieved 2019-10-25.
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