Jundub bin Sufyan (May Allah be pleased with him) reported: The Messenger of Allah (PBUH) said,

“He who offers the dawn (Fajr) prayers will come under the Protection of Allah. O son of Adam! Beware, lest Allah should call you to account in any respect from (for withdrawing) His Protection.” [Al-Bukari and Muslim]


Performing the fajr prayer brings a believer right under the protection of Allah. Our beloved messenger warns us about keeping special attentiveness in performing the fajr salah else Allah might withdraw his protection from us.

Abu Hurairah (May Allah be pleased with him) reported: The Messenger of Allah (PBUH) said,

“There are angels who take turns in visiting you by night and by day, and they all assemble at the dawn (Fajr) and the afternoon (‘Asr) prayers. Those who have spent the night with you, ascend to the heaven and their Rubb, Who knows better about them, asks: ‘In what condition did you leave My slaves?’ They reply: ‘We left them while they were performing Salat and we went to them while they were performing Salat.” [Al-Bukari and Muslim]


Fajr and asr are the two times when the angels come and go. The angels of the night shift come at the time of asr and see a person engaged in salah. They remain there till morning. At fajr time the shifts change and new group of angels come to earth, and when they do so they see the person engaged in salah. Thus, when the angels come or go, the people who are punctual in their prayer are engaged in Fajr and ‘Asr.  The angels of night ascend to the heavens where Allah Almgighty asks them about his adored servant and they witness that they have seen him performing salah. Almighty Allah knows everything but even then He asks the angels about his pious slaves so that the piousness of the believers and their merit and distinction becomes evident to them.

Jarir bin ‘Abdullah Al-Bajali (May Allah be pleased with him) reported:

We were sitting with the Messenger of Allah (PBUH) when he looked at the full moon and observed, “You will see your Rubb in the Hereafter as you see this moon having no difficulty in seeing it. So try your best to perform the prayers before the rising of the sun and that before its setting.” [Al-Bukari and Muslim]

This Hadith tells us that no one can see Allah in this world but in the Hereafter, the believers will have the honour of seeing Allah. It also highlights the importance and merits of performing the Fajr and ‘Asr prayers punctually and in congregation.



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