[5:6] O you who believe, when you observe the Contact Prayers (Salat), you shall: (1) wash your faces, (2) wash your arms to the elbows, (3) wipe your heads, and (4) wash your feet to the ankles. If you were unclean due to sexual orgasm, you shall bathe. If you are ill, or traveling, or had any digestive excretion (urinary, fecal, or gas), or had (sexual) contact with the women, and you cannot find water, you shall observe the dry ablution (Tayammum) by touching clean dry soil, then rubbing your faces and hands. GOD does not wish to make the religion difficult for you; He wishes to cleanse you and to perfect His blessing upon you, that you may be appreciative.
[5:7] Remember GOD’s blessing upon you, and His covenant that He covenanted with you: you said, “We hear and we obey.” You shall observe GOD; GOD is fully aware of the innermost thoughts.
How to perform ablution (wudu) the correct way
Is it more righteous to do your prayer at the exact time it comes due?
The Children of Israel Rebel
[20:83] “Why did you rush away from your people, O Moses?”
[20:84] He said, “They are close behind me. I have rushed to You my Lord, that You may be pleased.”
[5:6]… GOD does not wish to make the religion difficult for you…
[6:54]… Anyone who reverences GOD, He makes everything easy for him.
Can you make up Contact Prayers if you miss the time window?
No. See example of Solomon in 38:30 – 32
[70:23] Who always observe their contact prayers (Salat).
[70:34] They consistently observe their contact prayers (Salat) on time.
Where are the times for the Contact Prayer mentioned?
The Five Times Are Specified in the Quran
The Dawn Prayer is mentioned by name in 24:58. Before sunrise.
The Noon Prayer is specified in 17:78. When the sun declines.
The Afternoon Prayer is in 2:238. Midway between noon and sunset.
The Sunset Prayer is mentioned in 11:114. Immediately after sunset.
The Night Prayer is in 11:114, and is mentioned by name in 24:58.
How do we know that there is a period of time to do our Contact Prayer?
Solomon’s Exemplary Devotion
[38:30] To David we granted Solomon; a good and obedient servant.
[38:31] One day he became preoccupied with beautiful horses, until the night fell.
[38:32] He then said, “I enjoyed the material things more than I enjoyed worshiping my Lord, until the sun was gone.*
Do you have to have ablution to read the Quran?
No. This is a misunderstanding of the following verse about sincerity, but some misunderstood this as being clean and thinking that people need to be physically clean to read the Quran. It is ironic that this verse about sincerity is misunderstood by people. This is a sign of their insincerity.
Only the Sincere Can Understand the Quran
[56:75] I swear by the positions of the stars.
[56:76] This is an oath, if you only knew, that is awesome.
[56:77] This is an honorable Quran.
[56:78] In a protected book.
[56:79] None can grasp it except the sincere.*
Footnote*56:79 The insincere who are not satisfied with the Quran alone are divinely prevented from understanding the Quran. This concept is repeated throughout the Quran (17:45-46, 18:57). Consequently, they cannot understand this verse. For example, compare this translation of 7:3, 17:46, 41:44, and 56:79 with other translations.