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As Muslims we are commanded by Allah to worship Him five times a day. One of those prayers being the morning prayer (Fajr). We have been taught when to pray this prayer but yet we pray it at a different time. Will this be accepted on the Day of Judgment or will we be punished for disobeying our Lord?
As Muslims we are commanded by Allah to worship Him five times a day. One of those prayers being the morning prayer (Fajr). We have been taught when to pray this prayer but yet we pray it at a different time. Will this be accepted on the Day of Judgment or will we be punished for disobeying our Lord?

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The Fajr Deception
By Umar Al Mujahid Abdur RasheedFormerlyAnthony Navarro
 
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As I stand outside the masjidhaving just finished praying the
“Fajr” prayer, I can’t help but
notice the similarities betweenthe Fajr and Isha prayers. Ishais the night prayer and issupposed to be prayed whenthe sun sets and darkness takes over. Fajr is meant to be the dawnprayer, prayed when the sun is set to rise. So why have I just finished
praying “Fajr” in the masjid, only to walk home and see nothing but
darkness and stars in the sky? Clearly something is terribly wrong here.
We can see that the “dawn” prayer is meant for the break of dawn when
there is some light visible on the horizon. Today, every masjid and nearlyall Muslims have watches and clocks which tellmodern time, but how did they tell time in thetime of the Prophet Muhammad (pbuh)?Definitely not with wrist watches, I bet. The
“Scholars” of Islam have even gone so far as
to calculate when the exact times for eachprayer will be, everyday for every month. Thisto me i
s a huge bid’ah (something invented thatwasn’t brought by the Prophet
or Allah).
Allah tells us time and time again in the Qur’an
that in the Prophet Muhammad
, we have the best example. Shouldn’t
that mean that everything he did was the best way we could possibly do it?
 
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Allah tells us in the Qur’an that the sun has a
perfect daily cycle to follow for prayer andthis is what the Prophet used, so why have westarted using modern clocks which can be setat wrong times, whose batteries can die andwhich can break?
I think today’s Muslims are
missing the importance of following the sunfor prayer times.Some Ahadith about the time of Fajr:
(Taken from Bukhari and Muslim “Book
of Times
of Salaah”)
 1- Abu Barza said,"The Prophet used to offer the Fajr (prayer) whenone could recognize the person sitting by him (after the prayer due to sunlight) and he used to recite between 60 to 100 Ayat (verses) of the
Qur'an”….
 (Bukhari)So there had to have been some light in order for him to see someonesitting by him. Clearly if it were still dark outside like around Isha time, inthe desert, 1400 years ago with no artificial lightsource, then he would not have been able torecognize anyone near him.

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