Sleeping after fajr

Q: Is it makrooh for one to sleep after fajr before sunrise or is it fine?

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A: It is makrooh unless one has an excuse.

And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.

ويكره النوم قبل العشاء والكلام المباح بعدها وبعد طلوع الفجر إلى أدائه ثم لا بأس بمشيه لحاجته وقيل يكره إلى طلوع ذكاء وقيل إلى ارتفاعها فيض (الدر المختار 1/ 381)

ويكره النوم في أول النهار وفيما بين المغرب والعشاء (هندية 376/5)

Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)


Q: Many brothers and sisters wake up for Tahajjud at around 03.30 hours in the morning and stay awake well after they complete their Tahajjud Salaah, by Reciting Qur’an and indulging in Dhikr till Subah Saadiq and complete their Fajr Salaah. The time elapsed between start of their Tahajjud Salaah and completion of their Fajr Salaah is around 2 hours. If they are all employed, they have to have some sleep after Fajr. This will be their daily schedule. In this scenario, will ‘Sleeping after Fajr’ be considered as Makrooh?

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A: Under the circumstances, it is permissible. However during holidays or weekends when they have more time during the day, it is better for them to rest at other times and to engage in zikr and tilaawat after fajr.

And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.

 

Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)