Prayer (salah or salat in Arabic and namaz in Persian) is an important part of Islam, and Muslims are required to pray five times a day. If you’re visiting or living in Sharjah, it’s important to know accurate prayer times so that you can pray on time.
We offer today’s prayer times in Sharjah as well as information about Islam. Prayer timings are updated every day.
We hope that this information is helpful and that you will be able to pray peacefully and with ease in Sharjah.
Sharjah Prayer Times Today
Islamic prayer times in Sharjah for Thursday May 19, 2022 are:
- Fajr - 4:05 am
- Sunrise - 5:28 am
- Dhuhr - 12:17 pm
- Asr - 3:41 pm
- Maghrib - 7:01 pm
- Isha - 8:24 pm
Fajr, dhuhr, asr, maghrib and isha prayer times were last updated on .
Five Pillars of Islam
In Islam, five core beliefs hold up the foundation of the religion. These Five Pillars of Islam are considered to be very important, and each one has a significant impact on a Muslim’s life.
- Shahada – This is the declaration of faith.
- Salah – Prayer, which must be said five times a day.
- Zakat – Muslims must give a percentage of their income to charity to help those who are less fortunate.
- Sawm – Fasting during the holy month of Ramadan. Muslims fast between dawn and sunset for an entire month.
- Hajj – Pilgrimage to Mecca. All Muslims are required to make the pilgrimage at least once in their lifetime if they can do so.
Salah is one of the Five Pillars of Islam and an important part of the Islamic faith. Muslims are required to pray five times a day to connect with Allah.
Prayers (salah) are performed five times each day at specified times:
- Fajr – Dawn prayer.
- Dhuhr (also spelled zuhr) – Midday prayer.
- Asr – Afternoon prayer.
- Maghrib – Sunset prayer.
- Isha – Evening prayer.
The adhan (also written azan) is the Islamic call to obligatory prayer. It is recited by five times a day from the mosque. The person calling Muslims to prayer is called the muezzin.
Traditionally, the muezzin would recite the call from the minaret (tower) of the mosque. In modern times, mosques often have loudspeakers mounted on the minaret. These are connected to a microphone, enabling the muezzin to perform his duties without climbing the minaret.
The iqamah is the second call to prayer. It signals to those in the mosque to line up for the beginning of the prayer.
Muslims all around the world observe Friday prayers, a special congregational salah held every week. The purpose of this salah is to bring Muslims together and remind them of their faith.
Until the beginning of 2022, Sharjah and the United Arab Emirates had a 5-day working week with a Friday-Saturday weekend.
Most of the UAE has now moved to a Saturday-Sunday weekend. Public sector organisations and schools operate 4 1/2 days a week, closing at noon on Fridays.
Sharjah, however, has opted for a 4-day work week and a 3-day weekend (Friday, Saturday, and Sunday).
Mosques in Sharjah
There are several thousand mosques in Sharjah. Notable ones include:
- Al Noor Mosque (map view) – Completed in 2005. Located beside the Khalid Lagoon. Open to non-Muslims.
- King Faisal Mosque (map view) – Large mosque completed in 1987. Named after King Faisal of Saudi Arabia. Located next to Al Ittihad Park.
- Sharjah Mosque (map view) – The largest mosque in Sharjah. Completed in 2019. Can accommodate up to 25,000 worshippers. Open to non-Muslims.