Zoheir Ali Esmail,
Shaykh Zoheir Ali Esmail has a Bsc in Accounting and Finance from the LSE in London, and an MA in Islamic Studies from Middlesex University. He studied Arabic at Damascus University and holds a PhD from the University of Exeter in the philosophical and mystical readings of Mulla Sadra in the context of the schools of Tehran and Qum.
Thank you for your question. They generally prayed the 5 prayers at their separate times.
At the same time, even when the prayers of zuhr and asr and magrib and isha are combined this is still prayers 5 times a day even if the gap between the prayers is small. So it is a mistake to say Shias pray 3 times a day. The prayers are 5.
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