Definition of namaz in English:

namaz

noun

  • [mass noun] The ritual prayers prescribed by Islam to be observed five times a day.

    ‘leave is given to perform namaz during office hours’
    • ‘As I was clicking pictures, I saw two Muslims offering namaz in the compound.’
    • ‘They have different mosques, different texts of namaz, different body postures while offering namaz; and, different timings of namaz.’
    • ‘I read namaz five times a day and you get up in the morning and pray.’
    • ‘‘They offer namaz five times a day, we do it only thrice; our mosques are also different,’ he stressed.’
    • ‘Dressed in flowing kurta and shalwar, the Sheikh offered namaz in his secretariat office.’
    • ‘‘I offer my afternoon prayers in the lift and nobody has so far noticed me using it for namaz,’ he revealed.’
    • ‘The inauguration of the mosque coincided with Friday namaz in which I also participated.’
    • ‘At least one or two thousand people would sit inside here to read namaz, they've told me more than once.’
    • ‘As Muslims, we perform the namaz, perform the Hajj, pay our Zakat, believe in Allah and his Messenger and keep our fasts.’
    • ‘I have been performing namaz for the last ten years, she says.’
    • ‘They have also asked Muslims to offer special namaz for the recovery of the injured.’
    • ‘According to local traditions, the great Sufi saint had offered namaz at this site.’
    • ‘Muslim women in Hyderabad completed their household chores soon after Fajr namaz, so that they could be on time to participate in the classes.’
    • ‘Prof. Elias of the Islamic College told the students about the significance of Islam, namaz and the ‘Unity of God’.’
    • ‘I have offered namaz [prayers] in Babri Masjid between 1938 to 1949.’
    • ‘I thank my mother for all the moral support that she offered to help me perform namaz at home.’
    • ‘The most striking structure was the Faizal mosque, the second biggest in the world which allows one lakh people to offer namaz.’
    • ‘I try to do namaz five times, but it's not always possible.’
    • ‘We rush through our work, we rush through the traffic, we rush through our food and of course we rush through our namaz.’
    • ‘You can go to a mosque and offer namaz, you can keep the roza.’

Origin

Partly from Ottoman Turkish namas ( Turkish namaz), partly from Urdu namāz, and partly from Persian namāz.

Pronunciation:

namaz

/nəˈmɑːz/