Do we have to wake up to pray the Fajr Prayer?


Do we have to wake up for Salaat Al Fajr ? Or can we pray it once we wake up?


It is obligatory upon a baligh (mukallaf, one who has reached the age of accountability) Muslim to wake up and pray fajr prayer between dawn and sunrise. So yes, one has to wake up before sunrise to pray their fajr prayer. If they deliberately do not do this, they are taking their prayers lightly and this is a sin.

Answered by: Dr Ali Alsamail
Certified by: Sheikh Mansour Leghaei