Salaat Al-FajrPosted: April 14, 2012
Lately, we find ourselves missing Salaat Al-Fajr. It could be due to laziness or perhaps we just don’t hear the alarm go off for whatever reason (staying up late, in a deep sleep, etc.). Salaat Al-Fajr, and Salaat Al-Asr, both have a unique significance in the Sunnah since it tends to be the most difficult prayers for most people. It’s such a valuable prayer that we must strive to attend to it daily. Actually, if you read its reward, you would be surprised to know how much value Allah has put on it:
The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said:
“Whoever prays the dawn prayer in congregation, it is as if he had prayed the whole night long.” (Muslim, p. 454, no. 656; al-Tirmidhi, 221).
Subhana Allah, the reward of a whole night in prayer, Imagine? That’s a tremendous amount of reward!
“Whoever prays fajr is under the protection of Allaah. Do not put yourselves in a situation where Allaah has to call you to account for your negligence.” (Reported by al-Tabaraani, 7/267; Saheeh al-Jaami’, no. 6344).
So now you know how to gain the protection of Allah in your daily life. To keep all those ill people away, to be guided by Allah, and to give you strength to do what is right.
“Whoever prays al-Bardayn will enter Paradise.” (Reported by al-Bukhaari, al-Fath, 2/52). Al-Bardayn are fajr and ‘asr.
Those who pray Salaat Al-Fajr actually enter paradise. Tell me, what better than paradise do we want? A place where we remain young forever, dwell in our own palaces, rivers, taste the most delicious food, and have everything we can imagine, and not. We wouldn’t age there, have fights or arguments, we would never need anyone, just eternal happiness and rest.
Isn’t worth it that we at least try?