iPrayTimes functions

Get your Athan times and Qibla direction without internet access.
iPrayTimes is an app that calculates the islamic prayer times using the longitude, latitude and timezone of the device. This app uses no internet connection. Rather, it calculates the islamic prayer times, which are based on the sun position, just using basic information from the iPhone device.

In Islam, there are many different views on how to calculate the sun position. Thus, this app provides different calculation methods. In the islamic world, many different methods are established and with using iPrayTimes, you can select one of these. There is also a way to calculate the islamic prayer times in higher latitude regions such as the UK or Canada, where no real night exists. The app changes its design from daylight to night according to the current time. Meaning, if it is night, the app changes to a night design. A Qibla compass is also included that shows you the direction to pray.

Individual Alarms & Reminders

Don’t miss any islamic prayer. Set your own alarm & reminders.

Set your athan alarm by simply touching the islamic prayer times. You can activate or deactive them. In order to get notified by the alarm, please ensure you allow iPrayTimes to send push notification.

Higher Latitude Adjustment

In areas without a “real” night you can select different calculation methods.

In location with higher latitude like UK, Canada or Sweden, there is no real darkness at nights. The twilight exist troughout the night, so it is impossible to calculate a proper Isha and Fajr time with the normal methods. However, to calculate a time within these periods, there are several proposals:

  • Middle of the night Method (Nisf Al-Lail): The period between sunset and sunrise of the following day will be divided into two halves. Isha is offered before the midpoint (e.g. 15 minutes before) and fajr is offered after the midpoint.
  • One-Seventh of the Night Method (Sube Al-Lail): Using this method, the period between sunset and sunrise will be divided into seven parts. Isha begins with the first seventh-part. Fajr begins with the sixth seventh-part.
  • Angle Based Method: This is an intermediate solution, used by some recent prayer time calculators. Let α be the twilight angle for Isha, and let t = α/60. The period between sunset and sunrise is divided into t parts. Isha begins after the first part. For example, if the twilight angle for Isha is 15, then Isha begins at the end of the first quarter (15/60) of the night. Time for Fajr is calculated similarly.
  • Qibla direction & N-S-E-W compass available

    Islamic Qibla direction compass & North-South-East-West compass available.

    Includes a compass that displays north, south, west and east direction together with a compass needle that displays Qibla direction. But be carefull, in higher magnetic environments such as skyscrapper, the Qibla compass (which is based on the iPhone compass) doesn’t work properly.

    Several calculation methods

    Choose among different calculation methods such as:

  • Fajr/Isha methods
  • Higher Latitude methods to get reasonable prayer times in northern regions
  • Dhuhr calculation method

  • Dhuhr is to be considered the midday time, whereas the sun is on its highest point in the sky.
    With Correction: A second definition says, that the sun must completely passes its zenith line before Dhuhr starts.

  • ASR juristic method

  • There are two different opinions how to calculate the Asr time:
    The school of Shafi’i: It says, that the length of an object’s shadow has to be the same length of the object itself + the length of the object at solar noon.
    The school of Hanafi : It says, that the length of an object’s shadow has to be twice the length of the object itself.

    Sunset & Sunrise calculation

    Get the exact sunrise & sunset times.

    Display the exact sunrise and sunset times for your timezone and region.

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