Islamic Fatwas 1346 Fatwas Available 
Fatwa | Islamic Rulings
  Important categories:     Purification     Prayer     Fasting     Charity     Pilgrimage  
Tuesday 12 December 2017  
Search FatwaIslam:         • Advanced Search
• Preferences

Home » Worship and Jurisprudence » Prayer » Rulings of the Prayer

Sleeping though Fajr Prayer
Question:

If a person slept through Fajr prayer, will Allaah reward him for the remainder of the prayers on that day, or not? And if he prays it after he wakes up, will it be accepted from him?
Answer:

It has been authentically reported from the Messenger (sallallaahu alaihi wa sallam) that he said: Whoever slept through the prayer, or forgot it, he should pray it when he remembers it; there is no expiation required for it except this. [1] This covers the dawn prayer and others. As for the prayers after it, if he guards them and performs them at the right time, sleeping through Fajr time will not harm him and its reward will be complete according to his actions and his striving in his prayer. But he must not be negligent in this matter, and it is obligatory for him to instruct someone to wake him until he gets up to go to prayer at the right time, or he must place an alarm clock at his head, so that he is not excessive or negligent, and if sleep overcomes him, despite his undertaking precautions, then there is no sin upon him, and he must pray as soon as he wakes up.

[1] Al-Bukhari no. 597 and Muslim no. 684.

Shaykh `Abdul-`Azeez Bin Baz
Fatawa Islamiyah Vol. 2 Page 191
Other subjects of interest:

Purification
Prayer
Charity
Fasting
Pilgrimage
Funerals
Jihad
Prescribed Punishments
Sacrifice and Slaughtering
Food and Drink
Medicine
Oaths and Vows
Judgements
Supplications And Ruqya
Dress
Travelling
Children
Masjid Rulings


2017 FatwaIslam.Com
Fatwa - Islamic Rulings - Islamic Scholars