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Cannot wake up for fajr due to medical condition


i have a medical condition. Having to much pressure in my brain im on medication and this did suck the energy out of me. I am unable to concentrate properly when i wake up for fajr and go back to sleep and then wake up im more tired my head feels heavier i loose my strength more?


am i able to skip fajr prayer pray in the morning?


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  1. As-salamu Alaykum,

    You did not provide much information regarding your habits in your post, but the first thing I would ask you is what time you go to sleep. If you are sleeping too late at night, this may contribute to your difficulties waking up in the morning. The best way to wake up for Fajr successfully every day is to sleep at a reasonable time and then wake up early to start your day.

    • I also forgot to ask whether you are eating foods that promote good brain-health, such as nuts, eggs, tuna, dates, oatmeal, etc. Having a good breakfast in the morning can boost your energy throughout the day. You should also make sure that you do not have an iron-deficiency (which is common in women) or any other deficiency that affects your energy-levels.

  2. And unto you peace,

    Al-Bukhaari (570) and Muslim (681) narrated from Abu Qataadah (may Allaah be pleased with him) that the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) was with some of his companions on a journey, and they halted at the end of the night. He lay down his head, then he said: “Guard our prayer for us.” The first one to wake up was the Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him). When the sun was on his back. We woke up, startled, then he said, “Ride on.” So we rode on and traveled until the sun had risen, then he stopped and called for the water vessel I had with me, in which there was a little water. He did wudoo’ from it, using less water than usual. A little water was left in it, and he said to Abu Qataadah, “Guard your water vessel, for you will see something happen with it.” Then Bilaal gave the call to prayer and the Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) prayed two rak’ahs, then he prayed Fajr, and did as he did every day. The Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) rode on and we rode with him, and we began to whisper to one another, saying: What expiation is there for what we have done by neglecting our prayer? Then he said: “Do you not have an example in me?” Then he said: “There is no negligence in sleep, rather negligence is the fault of one who does not pray until the time for the next prayer comes. Whoever does that, let him pray when he remembers it, and if it is the following day, then let him pray at the time of the prayer (that he missed).”

    If sleep overtook you after that because of something that was beyond your control, without any shortcoming or negligence on your part, then Allah will forgive you, for He does not burden any soul beyond its scope.

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