The saying of prayer is obligatory upon every Muslim, male or female, who has attained to the age of discretion. It is said five times a day as follows: 1. Salat al-Fajr, 2. Salat al-Zuhr, 3. Salat al-`Asr, 4. Salat al-Maghhrib, 5. Salat al-`Isha, or the morning prayer, is said after dawn and before sunrise. For a Muslim his prayer is his spiritual diet, of which he partakes five times a day. Those who think that it is too often should remember how many times daily they require food for their bodies.
A Call is made from the mosque, indicating that it is time for the obligatory prayer. There are five obligatory prayers in a day. On hearing the Call, people start preparing themselves for the prayer.