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How Many People Actually Wake Up To Pray?

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I have been struggling so much to disturb my sleep and wake up to pray the 2 rakaa's...any advice? Every night before I sleep I make the niyaa to wake up but it rarely happens...when that alarm rings shaytaan really messes with me and I cant wake up so just end up as usual making it up when i wake up....to be honest i have hardly met anyone who keeps up with fajr prayer, almost everyone I know prayers it qadhaa. Any advice would be great...

I also always say that I would be really angry is my future husband is careless and doesnt wake up to pray, does this make me a hypocrite? :S How many people here pray fajr on time and makde it a habit? 

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(Bismillah)

1. Put your alarm on the other side of the room or right under your pillow.

2. Jump out of bed and do 10 star jumps or run around your room a few times.

3. Pour a cup of cold water on you (conveniently placed in your room).

4. Go do wudu

5. Pray!

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The problem is that our lives don't really start until 6 or 7 AM in this day and age. People in the past went to sleep when it was dark and woke up at dawn, so fajr salat was trivial. They would laugh at us rolling around until the sun has been up for 2-3 hours. 

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The problem is that our lives don't really start until 6 or 7 AM in this day and age. People in the past went to sleep when it was dark and woke up at dawn, so fajr salat was trivial. They would laugh at us rolling around until the sun has been up for 2-3 hours.

True.

Wouldn't it be healthier and better spiritually to match our lives to our nature as much as possible? Do we really need to stay up all night with lights and gadgets?

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Fighting to wake up for salat-ul-layl and fajr is one of the HARDEST things I've ever had to overcome. I know most people just say you have to have the neyi and just do it, but its not that simple. We're not all made the same. Some of us can sleep through anything. (No really, ANYTHING, I've slept through a gun battle right outside my window and even after bullets sprayed through my bedroom window I continued sleeping).

 

With that being said. Here's what I do:

 

I read the neyi before sleep and the recommended ayas, I go to bed earlier (much earlier), I put my alarm to ring every 5 minutes for 5 alarms straight 30 minutes before I have to be up, I place my alarm all the way on the other side of the room, and finally I mentally pretend that I'm beating shaytan with a metal bat. 

 

I don't know if the last bit makes me delusional or violent, but ummm yeah... its been working for me alhamdilla. 

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I have been struggling so much to disturb my sleep and wake up to pray the 2 rakaa's...any advice? Every night before I sleep I make the niyaa to wake up but it rarely happens...when that alarm rings shaytaan really messes with me and I cant wake up so just end up as usual making it up when i wake up....to be honest i have hardly met anyone who keeps up with fajr prayer, almost everyone I know prayers it qadhaa. Any advice would be great...

I also always say that I would be really angry is my future husband is careless and doesnt wake up to pray, does this make me a hypocrite? :S How many people here pray fajr on time and makde it a habit?

Salaam, many people face this problem. Have you tried keeping alarms in like two different phones, and keeping the phones far away fRom you? (a place where you wipl need to stand up to reach the phone)

Also keep alarms in intervals of like ten mins, so the phone is going to ring and annoy you so much, that you'll have no choice but to wake up.

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Some nice advice was given, very beautiful.

To summarize let's review them:

 

1. Put your alarm on the other side of the room or right under your pillow.
2. Jump out of bed and do 10 star jumps or run around your room a few times.
3. Pour a cup of cold water on you (conveniently placed in your room).

...

 

This one is correct too:

 

Sleep earlier.

 

And here our brother explained it better:

 

The problem is that our lives don't really start until 6 or 7 AM in this day and age. People in the past went to sleep when it was dark and woke up at dawn, so fajr salat was trivial. They would laugh at us rolling around until the sun has been up for 2-3 hours. 

 

And this one is one of the best, especially the mental pretending:

 

... Here's what I do:

 

I read the neyi before sleep and the recommended ayas, I go to bed earlier (much earlier), I put my alarm to ring every 5 minutes for 5 alarms straight 30 minutes before I have to be up, I place my alarm all the way on the other side of the room, and finally I mentally pretend that I'm beating shaytan with a metal bat. 

 

I don't know if the last bit makes me delusional or violent, but ummm yeah... its been working for me alhamdilla. 

 

Now just to explain and share what I personally use, it's good to read this Ayah before you go to bed and think a little about what it means and how it can help:
 

قُلْ إِنَّمَا أَنَا بَشَرٌ مِّثْلُكُمْ يُوحَىٰ إِلَيَّ أَنَّمَا إِلَٰهُكُمْ إِلَٰهٌ وَاحِدٌ ۖ فَمَن كَانَ يَرْجُو لِقَاءَ رَبِّهِ فَلْيَعْمَلْ عَمَلًا صَالِحًا وَلَا يُشْرِكْ بِعِبَادَةِ رَبِّهِ أَحَدًا

Say, "I am only a man like you, to whom has been revealed that your god is one God. So whoever would hope for the meeting with his Lord - let him do righteous work and not associate in the worship of his Lord anyone."

 

Every time I read this, it really, really helps.

And in bed ask Allah impotently to help you wake up in the morning.

 

There is also what my mother use to tell me before bed: Tell your pillow to wake you up in the morning, and give it the time, it (probably) will do it! :)

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Bismillah

I think the advices given above are very helpfull an practical, but I believe attaching importance to salaat, knowing its value, and making it a high priotity could be an essential way to remove this problem.

Suppose that you are going to travel tomorrow morning and your flight is at 4 A.M. How likely is it to oversleep and not catch the flight? It is almost unlikely, right? Why? Because it is important for you to catch the flight.

So, the most essential solution for this problem is to understand how great salaat is in the eyes of Allah ('azza wa jall) and how disrespectfull it is to sleep at the time of salaat, when my creator has orderd me to do salaat and He is waiting for me, but I tell Him: sorry, I'm sleepy, maybe some other time!

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Yea for about 4 months now in been praying my 5 a day and I say about 75% I got up for fajr normally the reasons I dnt get up is when I sleep late 3am or 4 am so sleeping at right time is essential also use the methods others have said they really work multiple alarms actual azan for a alarm really helps And this is a bit weird but what helps me is when I eat in the evening I dnt go toilet b4 i sleep lol around fajr time alarm goes off eyes open and stomach goes run its crazy u know but man does it work lol

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And this is a bit weird but what helps me is when I eat in the evening I dnt go toilet b4 i sleep lol around fajr time alarm goes off eyes open and stomach goes run its crazy u know but man does it work lol

Well that is not just weird but also very harmful for health in long term, quit it.

Just like a good servant get up when your lord orders you to.

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personally i had to ask my mother  to wake me up for salat alfajr in the beggining ..years ago..and it was hard like nothing else for me to get up in the middle of my sweet dreams..she kept doing that until one day she didn't for some reason,but that day i jumped out of bed on time and did the prayer ..i don't know how...and since that day (thanks to my great mother) it became a habit or a 'great important wajib that i must do'  even if i go to sleep late..now i sometimes wake up with azan..and  i wake my husband up until hopefully he will be able to do it for himself some day.. ^_^

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Thanks to everyone who to took the time to reply and for the great advice given by you all...inshaAllah I will change my ways and become a better muslim, waking up to pray is going to be a mission but i am determined to make it a habit inshaAlla.

 

If I can wake up for school and work but not for Allah, shame on me. I make it a priority.

 

Nailed it. This line been going through my head all day and i have been feeling reall guilty...thanks for drilling it in i really needed to hear this!

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Whatever you do, don't go to sleep too late, as it will make it much more difficult to get up. Once you get used to it, it becomes easier.

Also, with your alarm, make sure it is really loud. Do not allow yourself to hit 'snooze'.

Just keep a few hadith regarding the importance of Salaat in mind and i'm sure it will prove to be effiective:

 

The Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him and his progeny) said: “The first thing that Allah made obligatory upon my Ummah was the five prayers; and the first thing from their acts of worship that shall be taken up will be the five prayers; and the first thing that they will be questioned about will be the five prayers.” 
Kanzul `Ummal, Volume 7, Tradition 18859

 

The Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him and his progeny) said: “Whenever the time of each prayer arrives, an Angel announces to the people: (O’ People!)  Stand up and extinguish, with prayers, the fire which you have set alight for yourselves.” 

Biharul Anwar, Volume 82, Page 209

 

Imam Al-Baqir (peace be upon him) has said: “Allah’s remembrance of ‘people who pray’ is greater and superior to their remembrance of Him.  Do you not observe that He has said (in the Noble Qur’an): {Remember Me and I shall remember you.}”1  

Biharul Anwar, Volume 82, Page 199

 

The Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him and his progeny) has said: “One who considers the prayers to be insignificant and trivial is not from me.  By Allah!  He shall never come close to me at the pool of Kauthar.” 

Biharul Anwar, Volume 82, Page 224

 

The Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him and his progeny) has said: “Prayer is the pillar of your religion and one who intentionally forsakes his prayer has destroyed his religion.  And one who does not guard the times of the prayers, shall be made to enter ‘Wayl’, which is a valley in Hell, as Allah, the Exalted, has said: “So woe to the praying ones, who are unmindful of their prayers.”1

Biharul Anwar, Volume 82, Page 202

The Noble Prophet (peace be upon him and his progeny) has said: “Do not abandon your prayers intentionally for surely the obligations of Allah and His Messenger cease to cover one who forsakes his prayers intentionally.” 
Kanzul `Ummal, Volume 7, Tradition 19096

http://www.al-islam.org/forty-ahadith-on-salat

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Asalaam Alaikum

I'm confused, isn't that were supposed to do? One of the 5 pillars? Is namaaz? When the alarm clocks rings and you just want to sleep, think of the times you've asked Allah (SWT) for anything,

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Fajr salat time mostly spans roughly 90 minutes. If you are a beginner, you don't have to wake up at the 1st time of Fajr. You can wake up anytime before sunrise and after start of Fajr time to pray the 2 raka'.

 

Say the Fajr time starts in your area at 5:30AM and sunrise is at 7:00AM, you can wake up at 6:45, fifteen minutes before sunrise to pray.

 

Praying as soon as Fajr time starts is extremely recommended but not wajib. 

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Most people wake up for fake, don't think that people don't this will just make you lazier.

Put an alarm on your mobile and roll it under your quilt. Make sure the vibration in also on. Set the alarm at exact fajr time not any sooner otherwise This would make you procrastinate. As soon as you hear the alarm or feel it, either take off the quilt or just stand up.

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I also cant wake up for fajar prayer but when I increase my ibadat and start av0iding sins then aut0matically my eyes opens at azan. And I get en0ugh spiritual p0wer to pray. ' so i will advice u ' less sins _ m0re ibadat ' ..

And there is a funny thing. I, as a sunni believe that if u cant make urself wakeup for fajar then order ur thumb or ur hand to wake u up & at azan your hand or thumb will start shaking lol i tried it, its funny but little frightening. 1 thing m0re tell jins to wake u up .. I never tried it. :-D

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I also cant wake up for fajar prayer but when I increase my ibadat and start av0iding sins then aut0matically my eyes opens at azan. And I get en0ugh spiritual p0wer to pray. ' so i will advice u ' less sins _ m0re ibadat ' ..

And there is a funny thing. I, as a sunni believe that if u cant make urself wakeup for fajar then order ur thumb or ur hand to wake u up & at azan your hand or thumb will start shaking lol i tried it, its funny but little frightening. 1 thing m0re tell jins to wake u up .. I never tried it. :-D

Stupidity. 

 

Of course jin would love you to pray because being a Sunni every time you wake up for fajr, you pray your salat in the sunnah of muawiah (and in opposition of the sunnah of Prophet) by hand folded, making haram sajda on a piece of cloth (sajda has to be done on mud or earthen material or straw but not on the fabric), reading surah of Quran without Bismillah and so on.

 

So Iblees would be calling in parties to have you pray your wrong salat. 

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Stupidity.

Of course jin would love you to pray because being a Sunni every time

you wake up for fajr, you pray your salat in the sunnah of muawiah (and

in opposition of the sunnah of Prophet) by hand folded, making haram

sajda on a piece of cloth (sajda has to be done on mud or earthen

material or straw but not on the fabric), reading surah of Quran without

Bismillah and so on.

So Iblees would be calling in parties to have you pray your wrong salat.

hahaha no bro, Only muslim jins will help u to pray. N0t only jins but angels also help in that matter. My br0ther tries it with both jins & malaika. Heheh i kn0w its stupid but a kind advice. No? :-D

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I have been struggling so much to disturb my sleep and wake up to pray the 2 rakaa's...any advice? Every night before I sleep I make the niyaa to wake up but it rarely happens...when that alarm rings shaytaan really messes with me and I cant wake up so just end up as usual making it up when i wake up....to be honest i have hardly met anyone who keeps up with fajr prayer, almost everyone I know prayers it qadhaa. Any advice would be great...

I also always say that I would be really angry is my future husband is careless and doesnt wake up to pray, does this make me a hypocrite? :S How many people here pray fajr on time and makde it a habit? 

 

(bismillah)

(salam) sister

 

One thing that helped me was to sleep earlier. I usually go to sleep at 10-11PM and try at least to wake up few minutes before Fajr prayer begins. Of course this is not always the case. Sometimes when I'm very tired I take some rest and then try to wake up for Fajr prayer. I don't want to do my prayers in "sleep drunk". I usually tend to sleep about 6-8 hours.

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