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The Importance of Fajr Prayer and How to Pray It on Time

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Answered by Sidi Abdullah Anik Misra

Question: Assalamualaikum.  I keep missing my Fajir prayer all the time. After I wake up I feel so bad that I have missed it but it keeps happening . Please tell  me the importance of fajir prayer and how I can wake up.

Answer: Wa alaikum salam wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh,

Thank you for your question.

Firstly, I’d like to commend you for your concern and worry regarding your obligatory prayers.  The fajr prayer (before dawn) is a time when many people are heedless and sleeping.  The fact that your heart wants to wake up, yet your body keeps sleeping, and thus you feel regret later that morning, is a gift from Allah Ta’ala.

Allah is keeping you connected to Him through your desire to worship Him and your regret when you falter, but showing you that this connection doesn’t come without effort and yearning on your part.  In the end, every step we are enabled to take towards Him is really only because of His divinely-gifted ability (tawfiq) that He blessed us with.

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The Blessings and Benefits of Fajr Prayer in Islam

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Source: islamicrenaissance.com

“Those who believe and do deeds of righteousness, and establish regular prayers and regular charity — they will have their reward with their Lord. On them shall be no fear, nor shall they grieve.”

— Surah al-Baqarah (Holy Quran, 2:277)

Consistent and daily prayer practice constitutes one of the Five Pillars of Islam, holding a place of such importance and benefit that the Holy Prophet Muhammad (SAWS) stated that it is the observance of daily prayers that delineates belief from disbelief.

And it is one of the great gifts of Islam that Allah Almighty has enjoined prayers upon believers, in effect providing a means to fortify and continually reinforce faith and belief, and to continually remember, for indeed, “faith without works is dead.”

By actively and consciously engaging one’s daily prayers, one can benefit greatly from this unique spiritual practice. Islamic prayer, or salah, provides the following three key benefits.

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Tips to avoid missing Fajr (dawn) prayer

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Source: ProductiveMuslim.com

By: Abu Productive

How do you wake up for fajr? And I don’t mean wake up for a day or two, but how do you keep waking up for fajr, constantly, everyday, without fail.

There’s loads & loads of websites online giving you tips and advice on how to wake up early. But our focus is not on worldly tips (which should be taken by all means, part of tying the camel;, our focus is on the spiritual means.

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