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The Maghrib prayer has three obligatory (fard) rak'at and two recommended sunnah and two non-obligatory nafls. The first two fard rak'ats are prayed aloud by the Imam in congregation (the person who misses the congregation and is offering prayer alone is not bound to speak the first two rak'ats aloud), and the third is prayed silently.
To be considered valid salat, the formal daily prayers must each be performed within their own prescribed time period. People with a legitimate reason have a longer period during which their prayers will be valid.
|Arab World||Arabic||صلاة المغرب (Ṣalāh al-Maghrib)|
|Afghanistan, Iran, Tajikistan||Persian||نماز شام ،نماز مغرب|
|Afghanistan, Pakistan||Pashto||ماښام ،مګبیبی دعا|
|Pakistan, India||Urdu||نماز مغرب (Maghrib namaaz)|
|Albania, Kosovo||Albanian||Namazi i akshamit, Namaz i mbrëmjes|
|Bengal||Bengali||মাগরিব (Magrib, mugrib)|
|Greater Somalia||Somali||Salaada Magrib|
|Indonesia||Bahasa Indonesia, Basa Sunda||Salat magrib|
|Malaysia||Bahasa Melayu||Solat maghrib|
|Iraqi Kurdistan||Sorani||نوێژی مەغریب|
|Kazakhstan||Kazakh||Акшам намазы (Aksham namazy)|
Maghrib prayer in Udaipur, Mughal Empire.
Despite the relatively long period in which valid prayers can be recited, it is considered important to recite the prayer as soon as the time begins.
Shia doctrine permits the mid-day and afternoon and evening and night prayers to be prayed in succession, i.e. Zuhr can be followed by Asr once the mid-day prayer has been recited and sufficient time has passed, and Maghrib can be followed by Isha'a once the evening prayer has been recited and sufficient time has passed.