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10 Ways to Wake Up For Fajr Salah

Give Salam: Assalamu 'Alaikum Wa Rahmatullahi Wabarakatuh

Sit down and let someone give the Adhan.

Stand up after the adhan and begin Khutbah by making the opening statements:

opening khtubah

Transliteration (Click here to listen to the MP3 file):

Innal hamdulillahi nahmaduhu wa nasta 'eenuhu wa nastaghfiruhu wa na 'uuzhu Billaahi min shuruuri anfusinaa wamin sayyi 'aati a'maalina. Mayyah dihillaahu falaa mudilla lahu wa mayyud lilhu falaa haadiya lah. Wa ash hadu al laa ilaaha illallaahu wahdahu laa shariika lah, wa ash hadu anna Muhammadan 'abduhuu wa Rasuuluh.


Transliteration (Click here to listen to the MP3 file):

Bismillahir Rahmanir Raheem. Ya Ay-yuhal-ladheena 'aamanut taqul-laaha, haqqa tuqaatihee wala tamu tun-na, il-la wa antum Muslimoon. Surah Al-Imran, Verse 102.


Transliteration (Click here to listen to the MP3 file):

Ya Ay-yuhal-ladheena 'aamanut taqul-laaha, wa qooloo qawlan sadeedaa. Yuslih-lakum a'maalakum wa yaghfir lakum dhunoobakum, wamayyu-til-laaha wa rasoolahu, faqad faaza fawzan 'adheemaa. Surah Al-Ahzab, verses 70-71.


Transliteration: Amma Ba'ad

"Those who believe and do deeds of righteousness, and establish regular prayers and regular charity - they will have their reward with their Lord. On them shall be no fear, nor shall they grieve." - Surah al-Baqarah (2:277)

"Whoever prays the Fajr prayer, he or she is then under Allah's protection. So beware, O son or daughter of Adam, that Allah does not call you to account for being absent from His protection for any reason." - Prophet Muhammad (SAWS) [Sahih Muslim]

"Whoever performs the Prayer before the rising of the sun and the Prayer before its setting will not enter Hell." (Muslim)

Here are 10 ways to wake up for Fajr Salah:

1. The single and the most important rule for waking up for Fajr is to go to sleep early. If this can't be done, then the chances of waking up are very very low. Human beings are generally lazy during the early morning hours. Couple that with lack of sleep and you have got the perfect recipe for missing Fajr. So, try going to sleep atleast 6-7 hours before Fajr salat.

2. This is important, before going to sleep, have an intention to wake up for Fajr. If your intention is sincere, Allah will help you to wake up. He is the Almighty. A muslim never plans to miss Fajr.

3. Learn about the rewards of praying Fajr. Human beings are greedy by nature. We are more eager to do things once the benefits are known. And praying Fajr carries great rewards.

4. Set your alarm clock and keep it away from you. This will force you to get up to turn it off.

5. Perform the sunnah actions of going to sleep. These include, reciting the dua of sleeping, making wudhu, asking Allah for forgiveness, reciting some verses of the Quran, etc. If you go to sleep in a state of remembering Allah then you will have divine support.

6. Know that Fajr is an obligatory prayer, it's not a sunnah or nawafil salat. Performing Fajr is just as important as praying Jumah and other Fardh actions.

7. Be mindful of death. Know that we may never live to see another Fajr and we should not die on a day when Fajr was missed.

8. Be strong willed and fight laziness in the morning. Not everyone is capable of this. However, make a promise to yourself that you will wake up no matter what and then try your best.

9. Ask for support. Request a family member or a friend to call you for Fajr to assist you in waking up.

10. Look and admire those who pray Fajr regularly. Don't be ashamed to ask them for their secret. You will notice that they will have sincere love for Allah and the desire to excell in the hereafter. You can be just as regular as them but you will have to take the initial steps.

Recite the following and prepare to end the first part of the Khutbah.

dua before sitting down in middle of khutbah

Transliteration (Click here to listen to the MP3 file):

Aqulu qauli hada, wa astaghfirullaha li wa lakum walisairil muslimin, Fas taghfiruh, innahu huwal Ghafurur Rahim.

Sit down and pause for a moment, about 10 to 15 seconds.

Stand up and begin the second Khutbah.

second khutbah opening

Transliteration (Click here to listen to the MP3 file):

Bismillahi, Wal Ahamdulillahi, Was-salatu was-salamu 'ala Rasulillah, sal-lal-lahu 'alyhi wa sallam

Recite the following and prepare to end the Khutbah and prepare for salah.

finish statement for jumah khutbah

Transliteration (Click here to listen to the MP3 file):

'Ibadallah. Innal-laha yamuru bil 'adli wal ihsani wa itae dhil qurba wa yanha 'anil fahshaa-e wal munkari wal baghi, ya 'ezukum la 'allakum tadakkarun. Udkurullahal 'azema yadh kurkum, wash kuruuhu yazid kum, was taghfiruhu yaghfir lakum, wattaquhu yaj'allakum min amri kum makhraja. Wa aqimis-salah.

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