Oversleeping and missing the Fajr Prayer due to an illness
Q 1: I have a disease in the spine. Doctors in my country failed to define a clear cause for my disease. Some say there is pus in the spine, and others say there is a gap between vertebras. The definite cause has not been discovered yet. I would like to tell you that I used to perform Fajr (Dawn) Prayer at its due time. Shortly after marriage, I used to sleep late. At the due time of the Fajr Prayer my wife wakes up to offer it and tries to awaken me but she can not and I do not feel it. When it becomes morning, I ask my wife why she did not awaken me, but she swears she did until I woke up and sat on the bed, but I was unconscious and did not feel this. Accordingly, I can not
get off the bed to offer the Fajr Prayer. (Part No. 5; Page No. 113) I have not offered the Fajr Prayer in congregation for a long time,
and I become accustomed to offering it at the time of Salat-ul-Duha (supererogatory Prayer after sunrise). What is the ruling on my Salah (Prayer)? Is there anything due on me in this regard? Please advise, may Allah reward you with the best.
If you are honest in what you say, then there is nothing due on you, for Allah (Praised and Exalted be He) says:
So keep your duty to Allâh and fear Him as much as you can
However, you should address this matter by sleeping early and seeking what helps you in waking up early when Fajr Prayer is due, whether by an alarm clock, asking your wife to awaken you and, most important, beseeching Allah to help you offer Fajr Prayer at its due time in congregation and ward off any evil from you. Allah (Glorified be He) says:
Invoke Me, I will respond to your (invocation).
And whosoever fears Allâh and keeps his duty to Him, He will make a way for him to get out (from every difficulty).
...and whosoever fears Allâh and keeps his duty to Him, He will make his matter easy for him.
May Allah facilitate your affairs.May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.