The following is the
prescription that has been given in respect to getting punctual
In summer, when Fajr  is very early, many
complain about their inability to get up for Fajr Salaat. …In
winter, when Fajr is relatively late, many complain about their
inability to get up due to the cold…
As the cliché goes : ‘Where there’s a will,
there’s a way.’ …If one is sincere in wanting
to perform the Fajr Salaah (or any Salaah), then come any season,
any type of weather, any condition or any circumstance, the person
will do all that which is within his capacity, to fulfill the rights
of Allah Ta’ala.
Due to the weakness being so common, the following are prescriptions
to remedy the problem of missing the Fajr Salaah:
alarm clock should be kept a distance away from the bed. Instead
of just switching it off and going back to sleep, you will have
to get out of bed to switch it off.
>> If you are a deep
sleeper, then use two alarm clocks, with loud alarms. Place
one on either side of you – and at a distance.
>> If your
hearing is good in one ear, and weak in the other, then place
the clock on that side, where you will hear it loud and clear.
make du’aa before sleeping : ‘O Allah, I want
to get up for Fajr Salaat. Please give me the taufeeq to do so.’
>> Tell those
at home, who also awaken for the Fajr Salaat, to get you up, even
if it means shaking you up.
a friend to give you a few rings in the morning – 20 or
30 minutes before Fajr. It will not cost him any money since you
know that he is ringing you for Fajr Salaat, and you won’t
pick up the receiver.
>> Do not stay
awake till 2 o’ clock in the morning – involved in
entertainment or pastimes : watching television, surfing the Internet,
reading novels, etc. or in any activity, even ‘mubaah’
(permissible) which would then make it difficult to get up for
Fajr. In such cases, go to bed early and begin the day early.
makes a person feel lazy at Fajr. On awakening, read the masnoon
dua: ‘All praise in due to Allah who has given
us life after death (i.e. sleep). And to Him will we be raised
Then read : ‘La haula
wa la qoowata illa billah.’
and Ta’awwuz: ‘I
seek protection in Allah from Shaytaan, the accursed.’
Even though these are suggested prescriptions, the condition of
a Mu’min (Believer in Allah Ta’ala) is that he or she
is also ‘Aashiq’ (a sincere lover) of Allah Ta’ala.
…Since when is an Aashiq ghaafil (negligent) in
pleasing his or her Beloved ?
If those who say that they cannot get up for the Fajr Salaah 
have to read an advertisement in a newspaper by a gold coin company,
that all customers who arrive between 3 a.m. and 4 a.m. at their
premises will receive a Kruger Rand, free. Will they then sleep
or camp there the night? …Whereas a gold coin has no worth
in comparison to the value of Salaah.
If a concerted and sincere effort was made to get up for the Fajr
Salaat, after having adopted the above mentioned prescriptions,
and still the person was unable to make it for Fajr with Jamaat,
then Insha-Allah, he will not be questioned on the Day of Qiyaamat.
 Fajr : Prayer performed
after true dawn and before sunrise. It is mentioned in a Hadith
: ‘One who performs the Salaat at Fajr comes under
the security of Allah…’
 Hazrat Abu Hurairah (radhiyallahu anhu)
reported that Rasulullah (sallallahu alayhi wasallam) said : ‘There
isn’t any Salaat which is (heavier) more difficult on
the munafiqeen (hypocrites) than Fajr and Esha.’