Salah (prayer)

As one of the fiver pillars of Islam, Salah (the prayer) is at the forefront of the Harrogate Islamic Association community.

Congregational Prayers

It is narrated that the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) said “Prayers said in congregation is twenty-seven degrees more excellent than prayers said by a single person.” (Al-Bukhari, 645).

We are to pray salah congregation when we meet weekly for Jumua’h and daily for Maghrib. Anyone is welcome to join us for these times of communal worship.


Salatul Maghrib – daily, according to prayer times found on our website.

Salatul Jumu’ah (Friday prayers) – every week at 1:05pm. The Jumu’ah prayer follows the khutbah: a short sermon or reminder delivered on the best day of the week.


When our Mosque is finished InshAllah, Harrogate Islamic Association will hold the five daily prayers in congregation at the Belford Road site. We will always keep the website and our social media channels updated with the prayer times and when we hold the Jammat.

Importance of Prayer

O believers! Seek comfort in patience and prayer.” (2:153)

Salah, meaning ‘prayer’ or ‘supplication’ is one of the five (5) pillars of Islam, which forms the core beliefs and practices of the religion.

Salah is our connection with our creator. It is a chance to stand in front of God seeking comfort in Him and expressing gratitude towards Him for all He has provided us with. When someone is a Muslim, salah is the most important obligation for them to fulfil.


These prayers must be completed as prescribed for us and taught by Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings be upon him). This includes the words we must say and the actions we must perform in order for our prayer to be complete.


The five pillars are:


Profession of Faith (Shahada). “There is no God but Allah, and Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) is the messenger of God.”
  • Prayer (Salah)
  • Charity (Zakat)
  • Fasting (Sawm)
  • 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

Prayer times!

Where we pray now!

Friends Meeting House Harogate

Friends Meeting House (Weekly Friday Prayers only)

Location: Friends Meeting House, 12A Queen Parade, Harrogate, HG1 5PP

Friday Prayers: 1:05 PM
Daily Isha Prayers: 8:30 PM Everyday

Prayer timings are subject to change; please call or message 07515 020 458 or 07510 440 649 for latest timings.

Knaresborough Prayer Room

Knaresborough Prayer Room (Daily Prayers)

Location: Chain Lane Community Hub, Chain Lane, Knaresborough, HG5 0AS.

We have a prayer room that is available at all times of the day. Please be aware that this is a room that we are renting inside a community center so be mindful of the neighbours.

There is dedicated parking on site and also bathroom facilities

Jumma'h (Congregation)

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 (27) times more rewarding than a Salat performed individually.”


If you would like more information about our congregational salah’s, the 5 daily prayers or your own personal prayer, please get in touch.