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Subject Religion

DOI: 10.1111/b.9780631181392.1995.x


[ xix ] (Persian and Turkish: namaz ) The sequence of utterances and actions making up the Muslim worship (better than ‘prayers’), accounted one of the P illars of islam. Its performance at five points of the day, from dawn till evening, is prescribed for all able-bodied adult believers. It may be performed alone, but congregational worship, e.g. in a M osque , is more meritorious and is obligatory on F ridays. [38 s.v. ; 48: 70–81; 67 ‘Prayer’; 71: 537–49; 80: 155–9] ... log in or subscribe to read full text

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