As one of the pillars of Islam, it is essential for Muslims to listen to the five-time-call of Allah every day. Due to the hassle and bustle of our daily lives, we often forget about responding to His call. Regardless of what you may be going through, bowing down your head to Him and talking to Him eases your mind. This is just something spiritual – safe to say, it cannot be explained through ‘logic’.
Starting your day by having a conversation with Him, telling Him that He is the supreme power which runs us and this universe and asking Him for help sure leads to having a meaningful day.
Allah Almighty is so lenient to us, He blesses us His blessings when we just think about something good.
“Those who believe and do deeds of righteousness, and establish regular prayers and regular charity — they will have their reward with their Lord. On them shall be no fear, nor shall they grieve.” — Surah al-Baqarah (Holy Quran, 2:277)
Fajr – the First Call of Prayer of the Day
Fajr takes place before the sunset – a time during which most of the Muslims are asleep. It is this very fact that it is taken as a challenge; letting go of your sleep, cleansing yourself and standing to pray.
Dawn – the English translation of the Arabic words Fajr, which comes from the root word infijar, meaning burst or explode. As the sun comes out after the call to Fajr prayer, it shows the clarity the world gets.
1. Cleansing of Soul
Not just Fajr, but the five prayers, overall, hold a lot of importance in the light of Quran and Sunnah. As per the Prophet Muhammad SAWW, “Know that among your duties, prayer is foremost”.
Prayer altogether is the one act which cleanses your mind and soul. Starting your day by this way of cleansing yourself will go a long way.
2. A Sunnah of Prophet Muhammad SAWW
As one of the five pillars of Islam, our Prophet Muhammad PBUH presented how it makes a disbeliever a believer and therefore, it has been given the significant importance in terms of seeing our faith.
Every daily prayer has its benefits – benefits which altogether make our lives better.
3. Beginning the Day with Energy and Positivity
Whatever you do early morning, it sets the mood for the entire day. Your energy, your level of productivity and other positive aspects largely depend on how you get up in the morning.
Starting your day in the presence of the angels of Allah, you will indeed be blessed with Noor and Barakah for the rest of the day.
4. Teaches Us the Importance of Time
If you do not sleep early on time, you may not be able to get up for Fajr with a clear, relaxed mind. Organizing yourself for the Fajr prayer shows how important time is for you. Grounding your routine around the prayers shows how important it is for us to pray and to worship Allah.
Each call for prayer holds importance – Fajr is the first call from Allah. We have to make sure, as Muslims, to begin our days praying to Him and by getting His blessings.