Prayers of body, mind and soul The set prayers are not just phrases to be spoken. Ritual washing Muslims must be clean before they pray.
In Indonesia the terms salat and sembahyang are both used. Witr is considered to be wajib by some muslims and considered to be optional by others. God ordered Muslims to pray at five set times of day: Salat al-fajr: dawn, before sunrise Salat al-zuhr: midday, after the sun passes its highest Salat al-'asr: the late part of the afternoon Salat al-maghrib: just after sunset Salat al-'isha: between sunset and midnight All Muslims try to do this.
Fajr and Dhuhr. However, Nawafil should not be offered during the forbidden times for Prayers. They make sure of this by performing ritual washing, called wudhu. The sunnat for maghrib should be offered after Maghrib prayers.
Muslims pray because God has told them that they are to do this, and because they believe that they obtain great benefit in doing so. There is no need of a priest as an intermediary. These Prayers are called Sunnat Prayers.