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  • Delaying Fajr Salah In Order To Get Complete Sleep

    Posted by Raheel on June 10, 2023 at 12:35 pm

    Dear Sirs,

    In the summertime, the sleep time gets significantly shortened ( 3-4 hours), especially in Western Europe. [ Isha time 10.30 PM

    and Fajr time is around 4.40 AM ]

    It is difficult to go to sleep soon after Isha due to work ,home and family commitments.

    Is it permissible, if the Fajr prayer can be done soon after awakening around 6.30AM, before leaving for work at 7.30 AM

    Hopefully, you will understand my point of having a good night sleep ( 6-7 hours) to avoid sleepiness and lack of productivity at work later in the day .

    As you may know there is absolutely no chance of daytime nap in western countries.

    Thank you and Jazak Allah

    Raheel replied 5 months, 4 weeks ago 3 Members · 6 Replies
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  • Delaying Fajr Salah In Order To Get Complete Sleep

    Raheel updated 5 months, 4 weeks ago 3 Members · 6 Replies
  • Faisal Haroon

    Moderator June 10, 2023 at 12:47 pm

    Please see:

    Discussion 49966

  • Raheel

    Member June 10, 2023 at 12:52 pm

    Thank you

    I will follow up on the suggested discussion.

  • Raheel

    Member June 10, 2023 at 1:49 pm

    I’m sorry but the suggested thread is not relevant to my question. My apologies for the ignorance.

    Can somebody kindly give his fresh input into the scenario I have mentioned in my question?

    Thank you

  • Umer

    Moderator June 10, 2023 at 2:39 pm

    Just the way we prioritize study, work and sleep over everything else, it is required of a Muslim to prioritize Salah over everything else. We cannot leave or postpone Salah on purpose just to suit our sleeping habits. However, Salah can be postponed or even reduced when there is a genuine difficulty or hardship that befalls a Muslim (over and above the normal hardship required to offer Salah). Therefore, If one experiences a genuine difficulty in waking up (despite all the efforts and intention) or if one has every intention of waking up but fails to wake up, then prayer becomes due as soon as one wakes up. Delaying it after waking up on purpose would tantamount to making it Qaza intentionally.

    Please see for further details:

    Discussion 69291

  • Umer

    Moderator June 10, 2023 at 2:44 pm

    Some supplementary threads that might be helpful in understanding the issue in depth:

    Discussion 83138

    Discussion 71777

  • Raheel

    Member June 10, 2023 at 4:30 pm

    Thank you so much . Appreciate it. So basically it should be an honest evaluation by an individual to determine the best course of action. According to Ghamdi’s sahib Clip, there is a limit of مشقت while considering Ibadah (e.g prayer) on a day-to-day basis. But that decision should carry ‘Ikhlas‘.

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