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IslamQA: How to get up for fajr prayer when you keep falling asleep after the alarm

Assalamualaikum wa rahmatullah wa barakatuh. I hope this question finds you in high imaan & good health, aamiin. I would like to ask for your tips on getting up for Fajr prayer. I've set up my alarm and get awaken in time (usually 1 hr before syuruk) but instead of getting up to do wudhu I would just lay there on my bed thinking if it would be any different if I pray or not, or other pointless things... It mostly ends up with me fallen asleep again and end up praying Fajr after sunrise (with a long sujud session afterwards profusely asking forgiveness for my heedlessness). This rarely happens to other prayers, for which I would immediately go to perform them after 15 mins of adzan time. Do you have any tips to immediately get up for Fajr prayer without aimlessly laying around & daydreaming? Jazakallahu khairan

Alaikumassalam wa rahmatullah wa barakatuh,

My advice is to buy an alarm clock (rather than relying on a smartphone) and placing the alarm clock somewhere away from your bed so that when the alarm goes off you have to get out of bed to turn it off. Once you are out of bed it is much easier to continue to the prayer than to go back to bed. Make sure that the alarm clock is distant enough that you cannot reach it from the bed.

Best wishes inshaAllah.

And God knows best.
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