The daily time for the five daily Islamic Prayers

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A very large portion of the world prays daily and frequently each day especially during a certain month of the year.

So the question that each one of these people are always asking is "What time is _____ (prayer) ?" or "When is {prayer}?" There are a total of 5 prayers throughout the day: Fajr, Zuhr, Asr, Maghrib, and Isha. And the timing of the prayer is based on the position of the sun. That means the time is different every day and in every location of the world.

My idea is that when someone asks a question like "What time is Asr prayer?" the search engine would give an answer based on the person's location.
Source:
For an explanation of the Prayer Times calculation, lookup http://praytimes.org/calculation.
For the actual code used to calculate:
see http://praytimes.org/code/v2/js/PrayTime...

For another reference:
http://moonsighting.com/how-we.html
• posted 4 years and 6 months ago Live

seanheaton
Anyone working on this one yet? If not, I'll give it a go.
posted by seanheaton 4 years and 6 months ago Link
anonymous
Your idea is correct... Google do same way .. placing search result according to user location.Also google has local domain ,such as New Zealand represent .co.nz (google.co.nz) user using local information based seach engine this waht google doing. But If DDG like to do better than google. Can combine the map, Mean showing nearest mosque to the user. with local pray time.
posted by <hidden> • 4 years and 4 months ago Link
adliwahid
I like this idea as well and think that it will be useful.

There might be some variation on how people spell the prayer times names i.e. Asr / Asar or Zuhr/Zuhur/Zohor etc.

Another observation I have is that people also tend to include the location (city, country) that they are in (especially when they are traveling) i.e. Prayer time is London.

In terms of the instant answer - would be useful to show time of 5 daily prayers, date (gregorian + hijrah), current time.

Cheers
posted by adliwahid 3 years and 2 months ago Link
anonymous
I will start ducking this instant answer, It will be my first ducky answer. :).
posted by <hidden> • 3 years and 13 days ago Link
Moollaza
posted by Moollaza Staff2 years and 11 months ago Link
anonymous
Though salat times doesn't exactly give an answer, "namaz/prayer times in NYC" does.

The exact IA is: https://duck.co/ia/view/islamic_prayer_t...

It is not exactly what I had in mind, but it works.

Thanks to all.
posted by <hidden> • 2 years and 8 months ago Link
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posted by <hidden> • 2 years and 11 months ago