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Are we obliged to wake up for Morning prayers?

 

Or can we sleep and if we wake up during the time of Fajr then we pray

 

Or can we sleep past the time of morning prayers and wake up at 9am and then do the prayers?

 

Currently what I am doing is that I am not setting any alarm clocks, I go to sleep and I wake up when I naturally feel rested. If I set up an alarm, it will wake me up before I am rested and then I will feel tired the whole day. So now when I wake up I pray but I don't set an alarm to wake me up on time, most days I wake up when the sun has risen.

 

So am I obliged to set up an alarm for morning prayers? or can I sleep until I wake up and then pray?

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Well, just sleep early so you can get enough hours to sleep.. What sort of excuse is this -.- lol

Its not an excuse lol, my father just told me to pray when I wake up.

 

Also during the days of the prophet, people didn't have alarm clocks unless they owned roosters.

 

So my question is that is it even obligatory on me to wake up on time? because if a person is a sleep, he is a sleep so he can't be held responsible because he has no control in sleep.

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DO you pray your other prayers whenever you feel like too?

No for those prayers I am already awake, for morning I have a habit of sleeping until 9am which by then the sun has already come out.

 

 

If u read three times sura al kauthar and have the niyya to get up for morning prayer,angels will wake u up.No need for an alarm clock.

Will do this, but if I don't?

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(salam)

 

Are we obliged to wake up for Morning prayers? 

 

Or can we sleep and if we wake up during the time of Fajr then we pray

 

Or can we sleep past the time of morning prayers and wake up at 9am and then do the prayers?

 

Currently what I am doing is that I am not setting any alarm clocks, I go to sleep and I wake up when I naturally feel rested. If I set up an alarm, it will wake me up before I am rested and then I will feel tired the whole day. So now when I wake up I pray but I don't set an alarm to wake me up on time, most days I wake up when the sun has risen.

 

So am I obliged to set up an alarm for morning prayers? or can I sleep until I wake up and then pray?

 

 

You should pray fajr during its prescribed time, just like you do for any other prayers. So you might wake up at its exact time, or even 15 minutes before its time ends, it's up to you: as long as it leaves you time to perform ablution and pray your two rak`aats before the sun rises.

 

I see some very observant muslims who have always prayed fajr salah qadha because they say they just cannot wake up.

I, personnally, started praying it on time the first day I decided to pray regularly, so I now consider it impossible to skip it for sleep, but I understand each one has its own view on the salah and do not blame anyone.

 

Insha Allah you will find reward in respecting the fixed times for every prayer.

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dear friend, this the matter of habbit

man, naturally needs 8 hours during a day to feel rested, and it is possible to divide it into two parts, to sleep about 6,5 in night and 1,30 during the day or to sleep all 8 hours during night. and now especially in winter you could manage your time in a way to go to bed at 11.30 and you have about 8 hours to rest and when you wake up there is still 30 min remained to do your Salat.

with respect to the importance given upon the Salat al- Faja, it is not recommended for a Muslim to go to sleep with no attention for his Salat.

there are some narration that say it is the Salat al- Faja from among the five Salats which is witnessed by angles.

 

 

أَقِمِ الصَّلاَةَ لِدُلُوكِ الشَّمْسِ إِلَى غَسَقِ اللَّيْلِ وَقُرْآنَ الْفَجْرِ إِنَّ قُرْآنَ الْفَجْرِ كَانَ مَشْهُودًا

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If you are worried about not awaking on time naturally for the Fajr time slot(?) I suggest following the biology of sleep. During sleep, every 90 minutes, your boys essentially transfers into another sleeping transition/period. There is a really helpful sleep calculator that can aid you in either determining what time you should sleep, or when you wake up, in order to wake up during the end of a 90 minute sleep cycle. Below is the link.

http://sleepyti.me

Salam.

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(salam)

 

Sticking to your obligations and staying away from forbidden acts are enough to be the most pious person.

 

It is narrated that in the last moments of the life of Imam Ja'far Sadiq (peace be upon him), he sank into a trance and then opened his eyes and asked for all his relatives to be present. After they had all gathered there, the Imam addressed them the following remark and then died. He said: "Those who take ritual prayers lightly will never gain our intercession."

 

You see that he didn't speak of those who ignore ritual prayers altogether, for the consequence of that is obvious.

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You must wake up for prayer.

 

If you accidentally sleep through the time, you must pray when you wake up, and it isn't a sin.  

 

If you intentionally sleep through prayer time or if you don't even try to wake up, it might be a sin, I'm not sure.  Why take a chance?

 

 

I know a lot of people who wake for fajr then go back to sleep afterward.  I can't do that; once I'm awake, I'm awake.  I tend to sleep fairly early.  

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I face a similar problem.

 

Allah knows why I just cannot become punctual and regular with my prayers; there are times when I become so strict with my prayers that I don't let any damn thing come between us but all of a sudden, after a few days or maybe a month of such praying, I suddenly slip into being a hypocrite. I listen to the azaan and my heart constantly keeps telling me," i have to get up," but then I keep delaying it and ultimately either end up missing it or pray at the last moment:( I know, despair and hopelessness is a big sin but sometimes I just feel like I'm gonna look like the ugliest person to Allah swt on the Last Day :(

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(salam)

 

Sticking to your obligations and staying away from forbidden acts are enough to be the most pious person.

 

It is narrated that in the last moments of the life of Imam Ja'far Sadiq (peace be upon him), he sank into a trance and then opened his eyes and asked for all his relatives to be present. After they had all gathered there, the Imam addressed them the following remark and then died. He said: "Those who take ritual prayers lightly will never gain our intercession."

 

You see that he didn't speak of those who ignore ritual prayers altogether, for the consequence of that is obvious.

 

Brother please don't use the word "died" with any of Ahlul-Bayt (all 14 pbu them all) or with any martyr.

 

The Prophet (pbuh+f) said: "None of us ahlul-bayt, except will be either killed or poisoned"

They are killed in the way of Allah swt who says in Quran 2:154

"Do not call those killed in the Way of Allah "DEAD", Nay, they are ALIVE but you cannot feel it"

 

Also at the end of our prayers when we send salam to them and angles, we must wait for their replies as they are witnessing us but we cannot perceive it.

 

Finally to the OP, in Islam the day starts at sunset and therefore Fajr prayer in the middle prayer which Allah swt orders us to take good care of it. But if you are asleep.

 

However, we are not like Sunnis who call for praye with "Al-Salaat khairun min alnaom" == "Prayer is better than sleep"

We say: "Hayaa ilaa khair al-3amel" == "Get up and perform the best of deeds". Sleep in not a deed so if you fall asleep, there is no reward or punishment for that, but doing any prayer Qathaa (after time) will give you less reward.

 

 

And we all should remember that PRAYER is an opportunity from Allah swt to purify our souls little by little to come near to Him, THE PURE.

 

May Allah forgive us our sins and make us ready to sacrifice our souls for Allah and His representative on Earth, the Imam (as).

 

See Soul and Spirit at http://heliwave.com

 

God >

PS: The prescribed Alarm clock in the Quran is the last aya of surat Al-Kahf

 

Quran 18:110

 

قُلْ إِنَّمَآ أَنَا۠ بَشَرٌۭ مِّثْلُكُمْ يُوحَىٰٓ إِلَىَّ أَنَّمَآ إِلَٰهُكُمْ إِلَٰهٌۭ وَٰحِدٌۭ ۖ فَمَن كَانَ يَرْجُوا۟ لِقَآءَ رَبِّهِۦ فَلْيَعْمَلْ عَمَلًۭا صَٰلِحًۭا وَلَا يُشْرِكْ بِعِبَادَةِ رَبِّهِۦٓ أَحَدًۢا

Say, ‘I am just a human being like you. It has been revealed to me that your God is the One God. So whoever expects to encounter his Lord—let him act righteously, and not associate anyone with the worship of his Lord.’

And again, human being == Insaan

while Allah swt is saying Bashar == mankind

Insaan is a lower form of bashar who is kafoora, jahoola, dhalooma and that doesn't apply to our Prophet (pbuh+f) so the Allah swt NEVER calls him in the Quran as Insaan but always Bashar.

 

So the translation of the above aya should be"

Say, ‘I am just a mankind like you. It has been revealed to me that your God is the One God. So whoever expects to encounter his Lord—let him act righteously, and not associate anyone with the worship of his Lord.’

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