Islamic Prayer Times in South Korea

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Muslim and Quran is a comprehensive Islamic web portal that equips modern Muslims with the tools they need to practice their faith in the 21st century. On our prayer times page, you will find accurate salah times for all cities in Korea. With the help of our downloadable salah timetable, you can offer your prayers on time anywhere in Korea!  

Islam is practiced by a small fraction of the population in Korea. 60% of Koreans do not follow any religion, whereas only 0.4% practice Islam, making Muslims a minority in the country. The majority of these Muslims live in Seoul as a community. However, we provide correct salah times in all cities, even where Muslims live in small numbers. With our accurate prayer times, just plan your day around the salah times and never miss a prayer.

Find Accurate Prayer Times with Muslim and Quran

Finding prayer times through the Muslim and Quran website and mobile application is straightforward. Here  are the steps you should follow:

  • Open the website or download the mobile application from the Google Play Store or Apple App Store
  • On the website, select the prayer times page or the country listing page. The prayer times page will automatically show prayer times for your location based on your IP. If the location is incorrect, go to the country listings page, select your country, and then select your city.
  • For the mobile app, after you have downloaded the app, set up your profile, enable location, and get started!

All prayer times are taken from verifiable sources for that country. You can also find prayer times according to the Hanafi and Jafari sects. We have designed our website and application to be convenient for our visitors. We want to be partners on your spiritual journey, offering guidance to strengthen your faith.

Popular Cities with Muslim Population in South Korea

According to the 2021 census, Korea’s population is about 51.74 million, out of which only 200,000 identify as Muslims. The majority of the Muslims reside in Seoul, the capital city of Korea. Among these 200,000 Muslims, only 35,000 are Korean Muslims; the rest are immigrants. According to the Korea Muslim Federation (KMF), every year, around 3000 people convert to Islam in Korea.

The first mosque in Korea was built in 1976 in Seoul, the land being offered by the Korean Government. The second mosque is located in the metropolitan city of Busan and was built in 1980 by Korean Muslims. Daejeon, the fifth largest metropolitan city in Korea, also has a mosque built in 2006 known as the Islamic Centre of Daejeon.

Islamic Culture and Heritage in South Korea

Islam was first introduced in the 7th century by Arab traders. However, due to the geographical distance of the country from Arab states, Islam was not able to spread in the Korean region. It was later reintroduced between the 16th century and 20th century by the Arab merchants who settled in the region. In the 20th century, it was spread by the Turks, who came to Korea during World War 1 when Korea was divided into South and North Korea. 15000 Turk soldiers were sent to Korea during the war and stayed there under the UN peace force after the war.

Abdulgafur KaraismailoДџlu was the imam assigned to the Turkish troop in South Korea in 1955. He started preaching to the Koreans through public conferences, converting many of them to Islam. These converted Korean Muslims established the Korean Muslim Society and started participating in religious activities.

Later, between the years 1960 and 1976, Korea became a place where Islam started to spread, as it established ties with Southeast Asian countries like Malaysia and Pakistan. This led to the construction of the first mosque in Korea, known as the Islamic Center in Seoul. After 1976, Korea opened its doors to Arabs and other Muslim countries, leading to the rise of Islam in Korea.

Islamic Community Services and Organizations in South Korea

There are now mosques and a few Islamic centers operating in South Korea that also serve as religious education centers for Muslims in Korea. There are currently 8 mosques that are available as worship places for Muslims across Korea:

  1. The Central Mosque Seoul
  2. Mosque Busan
  3. Masjid Gawangju
  4. Mosque Jeonju
  5. Masjid Ansan
  6. Masjid Anyang
  7. Bupyeaong Masjid
  8. Masjid Paju

Only a few Islamic Centres serve the Muslim community across Korea for their religious education and activities;

  1. Islamic Centers/Macheaon-Geoyeo Center
  2. Suwon Center
  3. Jeju Center
  4. Daegu Center
  5. Gwangju Center

Halal Dining and Food Options in South Korea

As Korean Muslims are a minority, Halal food options are not very prominent. But Seoul is a halal-friendly city, and as most Muslims live in Seoul, you can find few options to enjoy Halal food treats.

Eid, a restaurant famous for serving authentic Halal Korean food, is run by a Korean Muslim family in Seoul and is near the Seoul Central Mosque. There are also a few other halal food options available that serve Korean and international cuisines. Look for a Halal certification to ensure the food is prepared according to Islamic guidelines.

Connect with the Muslim Community in South Korea

Get connected to the local Korean Muslim communities to learn how observing Islamic teaching is different here than in the rest of the world. The best way to know about the Muslims of Korea is to connect with the local Muslims at events like Eid or join them in Islamic conferences. serves as a partner in your spiritual journey. We help you stay connected to your religion, providing you with easy-to-access Hadith, Quranic verses, Duas, and prayer timings. Navigate our website or download our app to have easy access on the go, and keep strengthening your faith with us.