[Fatwa]Not Sleeping Before Fajr
Posted 17 June 2009 - 10:36 PM
Is it ok that I stay awake till Fajr now that it's summer in here. There is only about 2 hours between Isha and Fajr now and if I sleep I wont wake up for Fajr. Or I have time only to sleep 15 minutes, because I usually pray the night prayers, which takes minimum one hour for me. After praying Fajr I go straight to bed. In winter I sleep between the prayers because the time between them is much longer.
Posted 18 June 2009 - 11:55 AM
A mufti from The Egyptian Darul-Fatwa replied with the following
This is permissible.
Posted 18 June 2009 - 11:55 AM
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Posted 18 June 2009 - 08:10 PM
June 18th 2009
Sunrise 4:32 AM ________________ Sunset 10:22 PM
December 28th 2010
Sunrise 9:01 AM_________________ Sunset 3:53 PM.
You see how much it fluctuates. Since 1976 I have lived in Canada in different places and one thing that I always did was made my Ishaa salaat,wqited for an hour or so and then made my Fajr and went to sleep, because a few times that I went to sleap after Ishaa, I could'nt wake up for Fajr. So I know what you mean UmMaher. Allah make it easy for us, ameen.
Posted 18 June 2009 - 08:35 PM
Yes aunty, it's a little difficult to live in northern countries. At the moment, I'm in Helsinki, in Finland. So Isha is at 12:14 AM and Fajr is at 2:20 AM. So you can imagine how much one is able to sleep.
Alhamdulillahi ala kulli haa.
Posted 18 June 2009 - 09:56 PM
Sisters here we are again all together. Now even though you did not accept our suggestion of Sister Saira we want to offer our advice, heheheheh.
This is so strange your situation. Here in Jordan, we have Isha at 9:30 pm and fajr now at 4:30 am so there is much time inbetween. This is wonderful for me as for the past 12 years I have not slept before Fajr. It is a blessed time to say your night salat and it brings you much reward along with reading the quran as each letter you recite the Angels are there reciting exactly as you do except that they correct any mistakes you make before taking these precious words to our lord.
I love this time of night and it is 1am now as it is quiet and it is time between me and Allah, swt.
So sister please utilize this time and thank Allah,swt, that now we have the 3 mouseketters.
Posted 18 June 2009 - 10:35 PM
You can stay up the night and do qiyamu-layl, and after fajr you go to bed.
Actually, it is an ease because you have plenty of time to sleep after fajr and you don't have to worry about missing the salah. On the other side you have to fast almost 24 ours. You break your fast and then 2 hours later you have your sahoor.
What would be if you live in Rovaniemi or Inari?