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Q: I usually cannot wake up to offer Fajr (Dawn) Prayer even though I did my best to get accustomed to rising early but it is all in vain. Moreover, I asked my family members to wake me up but they do not give this matter their attention. If you advise me to buy an alarm clock, I will tell you that I cannot afford to do so as I belong to (Part No. 6; Page No. 146) a poor class. I usually get up at about 1.30 or 12:00 noon. What shall I do? Please guide me. May Allah reward you well!

A: You must perform all obligatory Salahs in their respective legally prescribed times in congregation. If a person sleeps too deeply, he should seek a means to help him get up so he can perform Salah on time. This means may be sleeping earlier or having the people around him, such as family members, neighbors, or the Mu'adhin (caller to prayer), wake him up to perform Salah on time. However, once the person gets up, he must proceed to perform Salah even if the Salah prescribed time is over. We ask Allah (Exalted be He) to help all of us to be obedient to Him and to guide us to that which He loves and that which is pleasing to Him.May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.