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« on: Jan 11, 2008 11:16 AM »


Praying Fajr reflects how much you love Allah the
Almighty



The happiness of that guy was tremendous when a
well-known company accepted him to work for it. He was
over the moon as he was the only accepted candidate.

He signed the contract that implies that he should
agree on respecting the company working hours,
delivering weekly reports about his work and
activities, and accepting to be punished for any
delinquency ..... read more

Soon later, the guy met his manager and said to him,
"From tomorrow onwards, I will not come in time. And I
will not deliver my weekly reports in time either;
instead they will be delayed for a while. In spite of
all that, I will not allow you to punish me, and you
don't have the right to kick me out from work."

If we imagine such a situation, we will laugh at the
behaviour of that guy. No-one will see him but an
insane and a fool person. How come can someone want to
take his rights whereas he is not committed to his own
obligations?!

So, why most of us do the same strange action or even
worse?
(As we commit a worse sin against the Law of Allah the
Almighty.) How can a sane person allow himself to
enjoy all Allah's graces: such as food, drink, clothes
and life pleasures; whereas he doesn't offer Allah the
simplest obligatory He obligates him to do, viz.
Praying?!
And even if he prays, then he doesn't pray in time or
he prays like a rooster (i.e. he prays too hastily and
carelessly). He neither complies with his praying nor
apprehends what he says.

According to our web site visitors survey in the
arabic section of IslamWay.com that included more than
4000 persons:
14% of them never pray Fajr in its time
16% of them rarely pray Fajr in its time
33% of them often pray Fajr in its time
35% of them always pray Fajr in its time


Subhan Allah!! (*) We are not talking about
jurisprudence about which scholars disagreed or even a
Sunnah that one has a choice to do or not. We are
talking about ABC Islam. We are talking about praying
that Allah Almighty obligates on all Muslims -
whatever their conditions are.

When Allah the Almighty ordered Muslims to pray He
warned those who delay the prayer after its designated
time, saying:
"So woe to the worshippers Who are neglectful Of their
prayers" [Surat Al-ma'oon 107:4-5]


The interpreters said that what is meant by this verse
is delaying prayer after its designated time.They also
said : "woe" is a very deep sheer black valley in
Hell. Don't we believe in Allah's Words?

A lot of Muslims nowadays neglect Fajr prayer as if
they it was not there. That's why they pray it much
later than its time. In addition, some of them pray it
immediately before the Noon prayer. Others may never
pray it even for compensation (Qaddaa). So why all
this laziness against what Allah the Almighty
deserves? Don't we proclaim that we love Allah the
Almighty more than any thing else? Once one of us
loves someone a true love, he will be willing to meet
him. He may keep thinking of him most of the time.
Once he has a date with him, he canNOT sleep until he
meets the one he loves. So, do those lazy prayers who
do not pray Fajr prayer really love Allah? Do they
really respect His Orders? Are they willing to meet
Him?.

Let's imagine that a multi-millionaire offered one of
his employees $1000 every day, just on one condition,
viz. the employee must call daily at his employer's
house in the morning as to wake him up then leave.
Such a simple task may take the employee 10 minutes
only. This marvellously generous offer will be valid
as long as the employee keeps awaking his employer
regularly. On the other hand, this offer will be
cancelled permanently, and the employee will be asked
to return all the money he received, if he neglects to
awake his employer once without an excuse.

So, if you, my Muslim brother, were that employee ,
will you neglect to call at your employer's house?
Won't you carefully intend to wake up daily to get the
one thousand dollar? Won't you - once you failed one
morning - try with all means to prove that you were
truly unable to wake up?.

Allah has the higher example, so what about you my
dear brother towards your Lord, Allah the Almighty? He
is the ONLY ONE who gives you your means of living and
who bestowed you with every thing, whose blessings on
you are utterly much more than millions of dollars
daily. It is Him Who says:
"...if you try to count the blessings of Allah , you
will fail...." [Surat Ibrahim: 14 : 34]


Doesn't this Lord, the The Most Merciful, the Most
Generous deserve that you wake up for Him every
morning at about 5.30 a.m. so as to thank Him just in
5 or 10 minutes for His great blessings and his
generous favours?


 The judgement against those who neglect praying Fajr
Prayer in time:
Allah the Almighty says:
"...for such prayers are enjoined on Believers at
stated times." [Surat Annesaa: 4 : 103]
Islam is a comprehensive way of life… It is like an
agreement between The Great Lord and His humble
servant. According to this agreement, the servant
commits to certain obligations before Allah. With
respect to these obligations, Allah would grant the
servant rights and privileges. It is insensible that
you agree to this contract, then, soon afterwards, you
do whatever you like and neglect whatever you do not
like. Allah Almighty says in the Quran:
" O ye who believe! Enter into Islam whole-heartedly;
and follow not the footsteps of the Evil One; for he
is to you an avowed enemy." [Surat Al-baqara: 2 : 208]
The interpreters said: this means to accept Islam with
all its legislation and rules. Allah got exasperated
with the people of Israel when they performed what
they liked from His religion and neglected the rest.
That's why He addresses them saying:
"…Then is it only a part of the Book that ye believe
in, and do ye reject the rest? But what is the reward
for those among you who behave like this but disgrace
in this life? And on the Day of Judgment they shall be
consigned to the most grievous penalty. For Allah is
not unmindful of what ye do." [Surat Al-baqara: 2 :
85]
As far as one's punctuality on attending prayers is
considered, The Prophet (peace be upon him) sees those
who do not punctually attend Fajr (dawn) and Ishaa
(night) Salat in congregation as being sheer
hypocrites "Munafeqeen". So what do you think of those
who do not pray Fajr at all, neither in congregation
nor alone (at home)?

The Prophet (pbuh) said: "There is no prayer more
difficult to attend for hypocrites than Fajr and
Ishaa. And if they knew what's in them (i.e. the good
reward - thawab) they would attend them even if they
had to come crawling." (Narrated by Bukhari)

Allah Almighty mentions that He disavows whosoever
neglects the obligatory Salat. Besides, The Prophet
(pbuh) said: "Do not ever leave Salat on purpose
because whoever does so then he is disavowed by Allah
and His Messenger." (Narrated by Imam Ahmad)
So do you like, Oh Muslim brother and sister, for the
closest one to you to disavow you? So how do you
neglect the Salat and cause Allah to be disavow you?


 Well....now what have I to do?
Every one us should set an alarm clock to wake him for
Fajr Salat daily.

We should give Salat its status in our lives, and we
should discipline our jobs according to the Salat
regular times. (Unfortunately, we simply do the
opposite!)

We should sleep early and wake up for Fajr and then
leave for work. Soon after Fajr, Allah distributes
people's sustenance (Arzaq).

Each one of us should seek a good companionship that
would call to wake him at Fajr Salat. Moreover, they
would help one another to adhere to such a good deed.

We should keep on saying our nightly Duaa (that we say
just after before going to sleep) asking Allah to help
us do our Salat.

To feel guilty if we missed a single obligatory Salat.
Furthermore, we should vow never to repeat this big
sin.
May Allah make us all be among those who truly love
Him. May He give us sincerity in both words and deeds.
(Amen) Finally, whatever is right in this article then
it is a gift from Allah. And whatever mistakes or
shortcomings then they are due to myself or Shytan
(Satan).

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