Namaz is the practice of ritualistic prayer in Islam. Its importance for Muslims is indicated by its status as one of the Five Pillars of Islam.
Namaz (salat) is preceded by ritual ablution and usually performed five times a day. It consists of the repetition of a unit called a rakʿah consisting of prescribed actions and words. The number of obligatory (fard) rakaʿāt varies from two to four according to the time of day or other circumstances (such as Friday congregational worship, which has two rakats).
Five Daily Prayers
Prayer is obligatory for all Muslims except those who are prepubescent, menstruating, or are experiencing bleeding in the 40 days after childbirth.