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Hadith On Sleeping After Fajr

Question

There is a Hadith that the sleeping of the morning decreases the rizq (sustenance). Does this refer to sleeping and missing the Fajr prayer or does it refer to sleeping after performing the Fajr prayer?

If someone sleeps after performing the Fajr prayer is he committing a sin and will he be punished for that?

Answer

One who sleeps after Fajr Salah, but before sunrise will not be sinful, however one should try and abstain from this as many Sahabah (radiyallahu’anhum), Tabi’in (rahimahumullah) and other ‘Ulama have discouraged it.

Some ‘Ulama mention that it even affects the mind. (Shu’abul-Iman, vol.4 pg.181; Kitab dhamil-malahi of Imam Ibn Abid-Dunya, pg.9)

 

There are numerous narrations which mention the prohibition of sleeping between Subah Sadiq (true dawn) and sunrise without any mention of the Fajr Salat.

(Refer Shu’bul-Iman of Imam Bayhaqi, vol.4 pg.180-181; Targhib, vol.2 pg.530-531 and Tanzihu-Shari’ah, vol.2 pg.196)

This apparent meaning of this narration would include those who read the salah, but sleep before sunrise.

Besides this, it has been narrated that Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam) did make du’a for barakah (blessing) in the sustenance of his ummah in the early part of the morning (Sunan Tirmidhi, Hadith: 1212. Imam Tirmidhi (rahimahullah) declared this Hadith as hasan -sound)

i.e. To set out in search of (sustenance) in the early part of the morning will be a means of barakah (blessings),  – through the du’a of Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam).

One who does not do so will be deprived of this particular du’a of Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam)

 

And Allah Ta’ala Knows best,

 

Answered by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar

 

Checked by: Moulana Haroon Abasoomar

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