Waking up for Fajr

بسم الله والحمد لله والصلاة والسلام على رسول الله

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10 Points of Advice

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From amongst the contemporary phenomenon and most serious of impending dangers is the fact that a growing number of Muslims and observers of salah fail to observe the fajr prayer in congregation and only
perform it at times and places other than its lawful time.

For many Muslims, fajr prayer can be the most challenging one. In this regards, there are many ahadeeth that speak of the great reward and blessing entailed in performing the fajr prayer. One of them is narrated by Abu Zuhayr ‘Umara ibn Ruwaybah رضي الله عنه said: “I heard the Messenger of Allâh صلى الله عليه وسلم say, ‘No one who used to pray before the rising of the sun and before its setting will enter the Fire (meaning Fajr and ‘Asr).” [Saheeh Muslim]

The advent of globalisation and a modern, fast-paced society is contributing to the spoilage of our religious observances and our worldly arrangements. As a result, we have fallen into laziness and our bodies have grown fat; we exercise less frequently while showing more interest in trivia and wasting away long hours at night engaged in idle and leisurely pursuits.

Our salaf used to make a point of going to bed early, to close their doors after Ishaa prayer and to make preparations to be able to wake up for fajr prayer in an enthusiastic and energetic state. That is why they led happy, content and healthy lives while experiencing the sweetness of faith.

Here we present a list of 10 basic points, which every Muslim can follow as an aide to implementing this fundamental pillar.

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Waking up for Fajr – 10 points of advice

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