Times of Salaah



Question: When does the time for Fajr Salaah Begin and when does it end?

Answer: Begins at Subh Sadiq (Early Dawn) and ends a little before Sunrise.



Question: When does the time for Zohr Salaah begin and when does it end?

Answer: Begins after Zawaal (past Noon) and ends at the time that the shadow of any object becomes twice the length of the object plus the original shadow that was there at Mid-day (Zawaal).



Question: When does the time for Asr Salaah begin and when does it end?

Answer: It begins when Zohr time finishes and ends a little before Sunset. To delay the Asr Salaah until the colour of the sun has turned pale (yellow) is Makrooh.



Question: What is the time for Maghrib Salaah?

Answer: From the sunset up to the time the redness fades on the horizon.



Question: When does Esha time begin?

Answer: Esha time begins after the redness on the horizon disappears (about an hour and half after sunset) and lasts up to a little before Subh Sadiq (dawn). It is Mustahab (preferable) to read Esha Salaah before 1/3 of the night has passed. It is Makrooh to delay Esha Salaah until after Midnight.



Salaah times differ according to location (countries, cities, etc). Thus contact your local Ulema for details and further clarification regarding Salaah times.

Further details of Najaasat:

Examples of Najaasat-e-Ghaliza:

Urine and stool of human beings and the excretion of all animals and the urine of all Haraam (forbidden) animals, flowing blood of human beings and animals, wine, fowl and duck excretion.


Urine of Halaal Animals (animals permitted for eating) and the excretion of Haraam birds.


Whether Najaasat Haqeeqi (Ghaliza or Khafifa) is on the body or cloth can be cleaned by washing three times. After every wash the garment must be squeezed.

Table of different Najaasat‘s:

Najaasat Table

Najaasat Table

What is Najaasat? (Filth)


  • Najaasat-e-Haqeeqi is the Najaasat which can be seen (External impurity) eg. urine, blood, stool and wine.
  • Najaasat-e-Ghaliza is Dense (heavy) types of Najaasat e.g. Urine and Stool of human beings.
  • Najaasat-e-Khafifah is Lighter types of Najaasat e.g. Urine of Halaal Animals



  • Najaasat-e-Hukmi is that Najaasat (impurity and filth) which cannot be seen, e.g. (a) Hadath (b) Janabah.
  • Hadath: to be without Wudhu.
  • Janabah: state of a person on whom Ghusl. or bath has become compulsory.
  • It is necessary that one’s body should be free from both types of Najaasat before performing Salaah.
  • Further details about Najaasat can be found here.