حَـٰفِظُوا۟ عَلَى ٱلصَّلَوَٰتِ وَٱلصَّلَوٰةِ ٱلْوُسْطَىٰ وَقُومُوا۟ لِلَّهِ قَـٰنِتِينَ
“Maintain with care the [obligatory] prayers and [in particular] the middle prayer and stand before Allah, devoutly obedient.” Quran 2:238
Weekly Friday Prayers - 1:15 PM
Daily Isha Prayers - 8:00 PM Everyday
Knaresborough Prayer Room
Location: Chain Lane Community Hub, Chain Lane, Knaresborough, HG5 0AS.
Please be aware that this is a room that we are renting inside a community centre so be mindful of the neighbours.
There is dedicated parking on site and also bathroom facilities.
Salah, meaning ‘prayer’ or ‘supplication’ is one of the five pillars of Islam, which form the core beliefs and practices of the religion.
The five pillars are:
1. Profession of faith (Shahada). "There is no God but Allah, and Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) is the messenger of God."
2. Prayer (Salah)
3. Charity (Zakat)
4. Fasting (Sawm)
5. Pilgrimage (Haj)
Salah is obligatory for adult Muslims and prayer times are set according to the movement of the Sun and performed five times a day as follows:
Fajr: Dawn, before sunrise
Dhuhr: Midday, after the Sun passes its highest point
Asr: The late part of the afternoon
Maghrib: Just after sunset
Isha: Between sunset and midnight
As well as the five daily prayers, there is also an obligatory Friday (Jummah) prayer. This prayer is offered in a congregation with a sermon on Fridays, in place of the midday (Dhuhr) prayer.
It is narrated that "Salat (prayer) in congregation is twenty-seven times more rewarding than a Salat performed individually."
The benefits of different positions while performing salah:
There are various positions while performing salah, which include Qiyam, Ruku, Sajdah and Tashshhud. There are numerous benefits in these actions such as:
It ensures proper blood flow to the lower portion of the body, strengthening the leg muscles.
This posture is good for the lower vertebral column. It relieves and prevents back pain. It involves stretching of elbows, wrists, knees and ankles, thus developing flexibility around all these areas of the body.
The act of low bowing or prostration to God towards the qiblah (Mecca). Sajdah maintains blood flow to the brain and stimulates the pituitary gland and pineal gland.
Tashahhud (sitting posture):
The posture is similar to the Vajrasana, a significant Yoga position. The position is said to strengthen the thigh and calf muscles, improve digestion, and keep the spine straight and erect.