Fajr Prayer

December 3, 2009 at 11:27 pm (Uncategorized)

Alhamdulillah, as I was browsing the internet while trying to relax my mind after a very heavy revision, I came across this fact:

A study by researchers at Brigham Young University in Provo in the American state of Utah found that:

“Students who habitually go to bed late and sleep late the next day have lower grade point averages (GPAs) than students with early-to-bed and early-to-rise sleeping habits.  The later students slept in the morning, the lower their grades tended to be.  Out of all the factors studied, weekday and weekend wakeup times had the strongest association with students’ GPAs. Each hour over the average that students slept in on weekdays was associated with a 0.13-point drop on the GPA (0.0-4.0 scale).”
Source: Journal of American College Health 2000; 49: 125-130

I was not really surprised to know that because in Islam, we are taught to wake up early to perform our fajr prayer. I know that during this winter season, we tend to oversleep, but the reality is, as a muslim it is not an excuse for us to delay our compulsory prayer.

Prophet Mohammed  also tells us that fajr salat along with isha is particularly rich in blessings:

“If people only knew what blessings are in the fajr and isha prayers, they would come to them, even if they had to crawl.” (Bukhari and Muslim)

Picture 1: Performing fajr prayer at Mount Sinai Source: http://photography.nationalgeographic.co.uk/staticfiles/NGS/Shared/StaticFiles/Photography/Images/POD/m/mount-sinai-prayer-1203325-sw.jpg

So, the question is what would be the reward for performing the prayer? Now, let us look at this hadith:

Prophet Mohammed also said:

“To perform the dawn prayer, [fajr], in congregation is like keeping vigil throughout the night.” (Muslim).

InsyaAllah this will be a very strong reminder to me not to skip the Fajr prayer at Leeds Grand Mosque. It’s a shame for a young, healthy person like me not to attend the congregation prayer.

P/s: Missing the qunut recitation during the jamaah prayer at the mosque. Will experience that in 2 weeks time. 😀

P/s2: Admiring akh Faizal (Pejai) and Izuan (Jue) who always attend the prayer.

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1 Comment

  1. Mr zack said,

    betul2.. stuju dengan hang.. make sure bangun subuh.. lepas tu study.. jgn la tido balik pulak.. selalunya.. macam aku la.. tido balik lepas subuh.. wakakaka…

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