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Innocent Soul
06-27-2010, 03:41 AM
Assalamualaikum
I used to pray fajar on time but after my holidays I used to get up late for fajr and nowadays fajr prayer time starts and finishes so fast. I always keep the alarm on but no one in my house get up for fajr, before at least my father,brothers,myself and sometimes my sisters and mother.What can I do I almost every night think that Inshallah I will get up for fajr tomorrow imsad
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Ğħαrєєвαħ
06-27-2010, 10:35 AM
Aslaamu`Alaaykum. .

I feel the same these days ukhtii, the best thing is to make intention with your whole heart that your going to wake up for fajr, i advice you to make dua to Allaah swt to help you wake up for fajr and that with sincerety ofcourse a good intention and InshaAllaah it should work. Duaa is the best :)

Hope i helped a lil sistah

Wa`Alaaykum Salaam :D
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Misz_Muslimah
06-27-2010, 11:02 AM
Why don't you put the alarm somewhere you cant reach..so you have to get up anyways :)
May Allah make it easy for you to wake up for Fajr inshallah..

:sl:
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Amat Allah
06-27-2010, 11:13 AM
Originally Posted by Safiya 1
Assalamualaikum
I used to pray fajar on time but after my holidays I used to get up late for fajr and nowadays fajr prayer time starts and finishes so fast. I always keep the alarm on but no one in my house get up for fajr, before at least my father,brothers,myself and sometimes my sisters and mother.What can I do I almost every night think that Inshallah I will get up for fajr tomorrow imsad
Wa Alikum Assalaam Wa Rahmatu Allahi Wa barakatuh

may Allah love you my sweet sister Ameeen, seeking help to worship Allah right means that you are an amazing and good Muslimah may Allah help you to worship Him right be pleased with you and reward you with the highest level of the paradise without being reckoning Ameeen

I posted a thread about How to wake up for Salat Al-Fajr?

here you are read here:

http://www.islamicboard.com/general/...t-al-fajr.html

take care honey ...^^
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Hamza Asadullah
06-27-2010, 11:21 AM
Originally Posted by Safiya 1
Assalamualaikum
I used to pray fajar on time but after my holidays I used to get up late for fajr and nowadays fajr prayer time starts and finishes so fast. I always keep the alarm on but no one in my house get up for fajr, before at least my father,brothers,myself and sometimes my sisters and mother.What can I do I almost every night think that Inshallah I will get up for fajr tomorrow imsad
Guidelines to help you Observe Fajr Prayer


Most surely all praise belongs to Allah, we praise Him and we seek His Aid and Forgiveness. We seek refuge in Allah from the evils of our souls and from the evils of our actions. Whomsoever Allah guides there is none to misguides and whomsoever He misguides their is none to guide. I send prayers and blessing upon our leader Muhammad with the best of prayers and the most complete submission.

One of the ill-seeming phenomena and most serious precedents boding impending danger and punishment, giving reason to fear and calling for most urgent consideration on our part requiring immediate investigation into its causes and treatment of its symptoms is the fact that a growing number of observers of prayer deliberately shun Fajr prayer in congregation and only perform it at times other than its lawful time.

It may be the case that this is due to their wasting away long hours at night engaged in idle and leisure pursuits. Our ancestors not very long ago used to make a point of going to bed early, to lock their doors after Ishaa prayer and to make their dinner light so as to be able to wake up for Fajr prayer in an energetic state. That is why they led a happy, peaceful and healthy life experiencing the real taste of life.

The advent of modern civilisation spoiled both our religious observances and our worldly arrangements. As a result, we have fallen into laziness and inertia; our bodies grew fat and flabby; we move about less frequently whilst showing a greater readiness to sleep and a marked inability to perform the most trivial of manual actions.

The present paper attempts therefore to suggest ways which may be of help in inducing us to wake up for Fajr Prayer; for instance:

ONE

To make sure to go to bed early as the Prophet (SAW) used to discourage sleep before performing Ishaa prayer and especially engaging in conversation after it. Certain cases were accepted, some of which are enumerated by Imam Nawawi in his explanation of Muslim's account. Nawawi(rh) says:

The reason why conversation after it is discouraged is the fear lest it leads to staying awake for long , which might induce drowsiness and difficulty with observing night prayers or Subh [dawn] prayer in their permitted, preferred or best times. The topics covered by this restriction are all fulfilling no good useful purpose. However, as to useful verbal activities, such as the pursuit of knowledge, listening to the wise tales of righteous people, talking to one's guest or bride, or members of one's family for the sake of company, interacting with travellers with a view to protect themselves and their goods, embarking on talks designed to conciliate between people or intercede before them in a good cause or to enjoin good and forbid evil and admonish people by pointing to a beneficial course of action to follow etc... there are no such restrictions.

TWO

To be assiduous in observing the Aadaab [good manners prescribed in Islam] as to what to do before sleep such as making Du'aa [supplication], bringing one's palms together, very mildly spitting into them and reciting the last three soorah's of the Qur'aan into them and then wiping them over one's face, head and body, being physically and religiously pure and performing a two rakah voluntary prayer after wudhoo [ablution]. A Muslim has to ask his wife, parents, relatives or neighbours to help waking him up. Once waken up, he should not linger lazily for long in bed, lest he acquires the vices of the hypocrites who come to prayer showing ample signs of laziness and lack of enthusiasm.

THREE

To fill one's heart with faith and good deeds. Once faith is alive in the heart, it induces the person to do good deeds and strive unremittingly hard. Faith is like a tree which only yields good fruit when irrigated from the streamlets of good deeds, thus bringing about an improvement both in personal conduct and at the interactional level with society at large. The lack of such streamlets or water supplies proportionately causes faith to wither and wilt. The heart is highly sensitive to external hardening stimuli, such as excess food or drink or aberrations in watching or listening (letting your eyes and ears loose to what is unlawful for them). You should therefore protect your heart from such external allurements.

FOUR

To keep away from Ma'aasi [acts of disobedience to Allah] by protecting the eyes, the tongue, the hearing and all the senses from indulging in the perception of objects that Allah has made unlawful for us. As an alternative, one should concern himself with matters pertaining to the worship of Allah, such as devoting one's sight to the reading of Allah's Book, meditating over the creatures that Allah has created in this universe, reading books of knowledge etc. One member of the rightly guided early generations was asked about the reason why people found it difficult to uphold voluntary prayers at night. He answered: "Your sins have shackled you". No doubt sins can be a major cause for a persons inability to enjoy the blessings of piety. As Imaam Ibn ul-Qayyim said, sins are wounds and some wounds can be fatal.

FIVE

To bear in mind the great reward for attending Fajr prayer in congregation on time, and the strong rebuke for him to fails to observe it and to satisfy its conditions. Uthmaan ibn 'Affaan(RA) related:

I heard Allah's Messenger (SAW) say: "He who prays Ishaa in Jamaa'ah [congregation] is as if he has prayed for half the night . As to him who (also) prays Fajr in congregation, it is as if he has prayed all night." [Muslim]

Similarly, Bukhari and Muslim and An-Nasaaee related on the authority of Ibn Mas'ud (RA) that he said: The case of a man who slept all the night up to sunrise (without waking up for Fajr) was related to the Prophet (SAW) whereupon he said: "That was a man in whose ear Shaytaan has urinated", or he said "in both his ears".

The urinating is literally true, as Imaam Qurtubi says, since Shaytaan urinates and has sexual intercourse and procreates in a manner that Allah alone knows (Fath-ul-Baari 3/28). To ascertain for yourself the truth of this assertion, look at the faces of those who come to deal in their daily business without having prayed Fajr in congregation at due time; look at their faces at working hours. You will surely ask Allah for refuge from a lot as miserable as theirs. But, after all what do you expect from a person in whose heart Shaytaan has urinated!!!

SIX

To realise the bad effects resulting from one's failure to pray Fajr, such as the melancholic and depressive state of mind and the loss of many religious and worldly benefits, and the good effects resulting from managing to perform it. In this respect the Prophet (SAW) said:

"Shaytaan ties three knots on the crown of any one of you in your sleep. He says upon each knot that he ties: "You have a long night before you, therefore sleep". But if you wake up and mention Allah, Most Exalted in remembrance one knot will be untied. If you then make ablution another knot will be undone. If you then proceed to pray the last knot will be disentangled. Thus, you will feel in the morning energetic and in good spirits. Otherwise you will feel in a despicable state, lazy". [Bukhaaree, Muslim and Abu Dawood]

The time following Fajr prayer is full of goodness and blessings. Imam Tirmidhi narrated upon the authority of Al Ghamdi that the Prophet (SAW) said: "O Allah bless my Ummah in its early rising!" and whenever he dispatched an expedition or army he sent them early at the beginning of the day. Sakhr was a merchant who always sent his merchandise early in morning thus, becoming wealthy (Tirmidhi). That is why we find the craftsmen and traders are particular about making good use of this time. Those who sleep up to the late morning have denied themselves the blessings of this early hour.

There are many benefits to the health derived from waking up for Fajr prayer. For instance, the highest proportion of ozone gas (O3) in the atmosphere is registered at dawn. It then gradually fades away until complete disappearance by sunrise. This gas has a very beneficial effect on the nervous system as it vivifies the brain and energises the muscles such that when a person inhales the beautiful breeze of the dawn, known as the sabaa wind, he will experience a pleasure that is unparalleled at any other time of the day or night.

SEVEN

To lose no time to categorically clear yourself from the stigma of hypocrisy. Because of the difficulty of waking for this time, praying Fajr in congregation provides evidence that a person has firm faith and is free from hypocrisy. That is why in a hadeeth narrated by Bukhaaree and Muslim, the Prophet (SAW) said:

"Indeed, the most difficult of prayers to bear, for the hypocrites, are Ishaa [night] and Fajr prayers. If only they knew what they are missing, they would sooner come, even if crawling on their knees".

The most worthy companion, Abdullaah and Ibn Mas'ood (RA) asserts "The only one indeed who misses them [i.e. Ishaa and Fajr prayers] is a confirmed hypocrite" (Muslim).

Ibn Umar (RA) said "When we find a man missing from the Ishaa and Fajr prayers we nurture suspicions about him".

If you want a criterion for evaluating a person's degree of faith and truthfulness monitor his observance of Fajr prayer. If he passes the test, that should be taken as a sign indicating the strength of his Eeman [belief, faith]. Let us then testify to his truthfulness since he managed to achieve the greatest victory over himself and to be superior to the pleasure of sleeping in bed. If he fails the test, this is an index to his weakness in faith, a hardness in his heart, an indulgence in self-gratification and a defeat against his own whims.

How is it then that he who indulges in sleep and misses prayer should conceivably feel comfortable while people are delighting in the mosques in the company of the Qur'aan, listening rapturously to Allah's message, and basking happily in His gardens. He who prefers the pleasures of the bed to the pleasure of the communion with Allah is the real loser.

These are a few suggestions to help you wake up for Fajr prayer. May Allah make them useful. Glory be to Allah, Most Exalted over any false attributions and thanks be to Allah, the Lord of all Beings.

Source: http://www.lutonmuslims.co.uk/fajrhelp.htm

I would also like to add that sleeping with the full intention of waking up for Fajr and having hope in Allah that you will wake up for it aswell as putting on two alarms and put them in places in your room where you will find it difficult to get to and this way you would have to concentrate to get to the alarm and switch it off and is the best way to wake yourself up properly for Fajr. Do this with two alarms setting them 10 minutes apart. This way you will never miss Fajr inshallah.

and Allah knows best in all matters
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tango92
06-27-2010, 12:03 PM
guys install this software on your pc http://www.islamicfinder.org/athanDownload.php

and just leave your loud speakers on, it will play the azan at Fajr time. that way youll wake up and immediately remember about praying Inshallah.

that is if you sleep in the same room as your computer, but you do have to leave the pc on at night.
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cat eyes
06-27-2010, 12:22 PM
fajir time is so early here that i stay awake then sleep after i pray it so its good but when fajir is late in the morning it is quite difficult to get up i know. i don't know any one who don't have that problem especially in the cold winter mornings when you just don't want to even get up to go to the toilet.

but when you do pray, you feel so happy! if i don't pray it i will feel guilty for the rest of the day and i hate that feeling so i just pray it because i hate that feeling.. i feel miserable all day

i mean how long does it really take sis? just a few minutes thats all then u can go back to bed :)
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Innocent Soul
06-27-2010, 12:25 PM
Jazakallah everyone!
Inshallah ! I'll get up for fajr tomorrow with the help of everyone who replied. :statisfie
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anonymous
06-27-2010, 12:27 PM
i have this bad problem with going to sleep late (i tend to be a bit of a night owl). fajr would be easy if it weren't for me going to sleep late. how do i kill this terrible habit. im so sick of it...i just naturally like to sleep late even my mum has said ive been like this since i was little. but obviosly it isnt good :(
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cat eyes
06-27-2010, 12:31 PM
Originally Posted by anonymous
i have this bad problem with going to sleep late (i tend to be a bit of a night owl). fajr would be easy if it weren't for me going to sleep late. how do i kill this terrible habit. im so sick of it...i just naturally like to sleep late even my mum has said ive been like this since i was little. but obviosly it isnt good :(
why are you anonymous:hmm:
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Hamza Asadullah
06-27-2010, 01:27 PM
Originally Posted by anonymous
i have this bad problem with going to sleep late (i tend to be a bit of a night owl). fajr would be easy if it weren't for me going to sleep late. how do i kill this terrible habit. im so sick of it...i just naturally like to sleep late even my mum has said ive been like this since i was little. but obviosly it isnt good :(
Asalaamu Alaikum Wr Wb, unfortunatley this is a habit many of us have got into and it is a way os shaythan causing us to miss Fajr prayers and is a habit that we should get out of immediatley. You should give yourself a target time for which you should go to sleep no matter what every night. It is best to make that target time around 11:30 in summer because Isha is late.

Set yourself this target and stick to it and always have in your mind that if you go to sleep late then you will miss Fajr and incur the anger and wrath of Allah. We must instill fear of Allah into our hearts so that we do not do anything to risk missing our prayers. One prayer that we miss may result in thousands of years of punishment in Jahannam. If we were to die whilst asleep having missed Fajr then what will come of us? Death can come at any time so is it worth the risk?

So set yourself a target time and stick to it no matter what. Inshallah this will resolve your problem.
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Masuma
06-30-2010, 11:10 PM
Originally Posted by Safiya 1
Assalamualaikum
I used to pray fajar on time but after my holidays I used to get up late for fajr and nowadays fajr prayer time starts and finishes so fast. I always keep the alarm on but no one in my house get up for fajr, before at least my father,brothers,myself and sometimes my sisters and mother.What can I do I almost every night think that Inshallah I will get up for fajr tomorrow imsad
Sister, (IN CASE if )nothing works... then do what I do because i too had this problem sometime before.

So here is what you can do,

Stay awake till the time of Fajr! Thats what I do! And yeah it would totally kill you in the starting but you'll get used to it slowly. :-\

Disclaimer

An33za would not be responsible for any of the health problems anyone might later suffer for considering and taking this advice.
LOLZzzzz! :D
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