|Official name||صلاة الظهر، صلاة الزوال|
|Also called||Zenith prayer|
|Significance||A Muslim prayer offered to God at the noon hour of the morning|
|Begins||Zenith - Noon|
|Related to||Salah, Siesta, Nap, Five Pillars of Islam|
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The Zuhr prayer (Arabic: صَلَاة ٱلظُّهْر ṣalāt aẓ-ẓuhr, "noon prayer") is the second of the five mandatory salah (Islamic prayer).
It contains four units (rakaʿāt) and begins after the sun reaches its zenith.
On Friday, the Zuhr prayer is replaced or preceded by Friday prayer which is obligatory for Muslim men who are above the age of puberty and meet certain requirements to pray in congregation either in a mosque or with a group of Muslims.
The khutbah (sermon) is delivered by the imam.
It is also transliterated Dhuhr, Duhr, Thuhr or Luhar.
The five daily prayers collectively are one pillar of the Five Pillars of Islam, in Sunni Islam, and one of the ten Ancillaries of the Faith (Furū al-Dīn) according to Shia Islam.
Noon prayer. Second of five mandatory daily prayers (salat), containing four cycles (rakah). Performed immediately after the sun reaches its zenith. Given the restrictions of modern business hours, it is increasingly being performed in the workplace during lunch breaks. On Fridays it is part of the communal prayers (jumah).