Fajr prayer for the one suffering from lack of sleep

Question :

A man is having insomnia (lack of sleep) and he is not able to sleep except close to fajr so should he be woken up for the fajr prayer?

Answer :

Yes. If he doesn’t sleep except close to fajr then he delays his sleep until he prays the fajr prayer and he sleeps after that.

إِنَّ ٱلصَّلَوٰةَ كَانَتۡ عَلَى ٱلۡمُؤۡمِنِينَ كِتَٰبٗا مَّوۡقُوتٗا

“Verily, the prayer is enjoined on the believers at fixed hours” (An Nisa :103)

Moreover, this is from those diseases that is obligatory upon the person to seek cure. Seeking a cure sometimes becomes obligatory and this is from those cases. If the person leaves obligatory acts or performs forbidden acts due to this disease, then it is from the category of diseases for which seeking treatment is obligatory.

Answered by:

Shaykh Abu Amr Abdul Kareem Al Hajooree hafidhahullah



Translated by :

Abu Muhammad Nezam Al-Hindi