IslamQA

Allāh’s messenger ﷺ would lengthen the Fajr prayer – (Hanbali Fiqh)

Answered according to Hanbali Fiqh by TheHanbaliMadhhab.com

❝Allāh’s messenger ﷺ would lengthen the Fajr prayer compared to the other prayers due to a number of reasons:

– The recitation at Fajr is witnessed (by Allāh and the angels according to some, and by the angels of the day and night according to others).

– Its length makes up for the decrease in the number of Rak’āt.

– People are fresh as they have had time to sleep.

– The people are not yet occupied in their livelihoods and the Dunyā.

– The heart and mind are both present as they are not occupied with the Dunyā, so a person can reflect over the recitation.

– It is the first action of the day and a foundation of the remaining actions of the day.❞

— Imām Shams al-Dīn, Ibn al-Qayyim (r)

This answer was collected from The Hanbali Madhhab website. The answers to the questions are given by Imam Zahed Fattah in accordance to the Hanbali School of Jurisprudence.

Find more answers indexed from: TheHanbaliMadhhab.com
Read more answers with similar topics: