PRAYERS

Prayers

Masjid Abu Bakhr is open every day of the year for people to use our prayer facilities, including all five daily prayers, and the special prayers for Ramadan and Eid. The prayer halls are accessible from 10am, and close about half an hour after the last prayer of the day, ‘Isha. The main prayer hall is also open for Fajr, the morning prayer.

Congregational prayers

We hold congregational prayers at specific times, which you can find in our prayer timetable. There’s a more detailed explanation of our prayer times here. These prayers typically take 10–15 minutes.

For Fajr, we open the main prayer hall half an hour before the time set for the congregational prayer, and close again about 15 minutes after the prayer finishes.

Once the halls open at 10am, they are available for the rest of the day.

On Fridays, the special Jumuah prayer (which replaces the Zuhr prayer) is preceded by a sermon (khutbah), which takes about half an hour. From late March to late October (in the days of British Summer Time) the sermon starts at about 1:15pm; for the rest of the year it is about 12:30.

Adhan – the call to prayer

The Adhan, which is the call to prayer, is broadcast live for each prayer. In the early morning and late night this is just over the internal speakers, plus stream over digital radio.