Asr prayer, also known as the afternoon prayer, is one of the five daily prayers performed by Muslims. It is performed in the late afternoon, between the time when the sun starts to decline from its zenith until it is about halfway between zenith and sunset. In this article, we will discuss the significance of Asr prayer, its timing, and the method of performing it.
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The meaning of the Asr prayer: the timing and number of rakat in the Asr prayer, and the meaning of the congregational Asr prayer.
The timing of the Asr prayer begins when the sun has declined to about halfway between its zenith and sunset and continues until just before the sunset. It is the third prayer of the day, following the Fajr and Zuhr prayers, and is performed after the Zuhr prayer, generally in the mid-afternoon. The exact time for the Asr prayer varies depending on the geographical location and the season.