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Praying five times a day is a key obligatory requirement and is one of the five pillars of Islam. It takes the form of a physical ritual denoting submission to God and includes the reciting of praises of worship, whilst consisting of standing, bowing and prostrating, all whilst facing the Qiblah.
Muslim are alowed to perform thier prayers in any place, as long as the place is clean. When praying in a place which is not specifically designated for Muslim prayers (Salat), they will spread a “prayer cloth/rug” and perform the rituals on it.
Mosque or Masjid (in Arabic) is a Muslim house of worship dedicated to daily prayers and other religious acts. Masaajid is the plural form of mosque in Arabic.
They are prayers performed in a congregation led by an imam. It is considered more rewarding to perform the 5 daily prayers in a congregation in a mosque. In normal circumstances, worshippers will sit and stand side by side, touching each other. Due to COVID-19, the worshippers now stand 1 meter apart from each other.
Imam is the one who leads the congregational prayers.
The Jumu’ah prayers are congregational prayers performed in a mosque every Friday in place of the mid-day prayer. This is considered obligatory for all adult Muslim males to participate. Jumu’ah prayers consist of a sermon delivered by the Imam and then followed by the ritual prayer in congregation.
Surau is a designated house of worship similar to a Mosque. They are generally much smaller than a mosque. In many Muslim majority countries, you will find these smaller places designated for Muslim prayers in shopping malls, attractions, office buildings etc. In some places they are called Musallah or Jamat Khana. In general they will not conduct the Friday prayers.