Missing Fajr prayer for ritual purification
Fatwa No: 83405

Question

After having intercourse with the wife, how should I offer Fajr prayers on time as at times it is not possible to take the bath during the night? How should we prepare ourselves for Fajr prayers or can it be offered immediately when you wake up in the morning, take your bath and then complete your Fajr prayers?

Answer

Praise be to Allah, the Lord of the World; and blessings and peace be upon our Prophet Muhammad and upon all his Family and Companions.
Allah Says (interpretation of meaning): {… Verily, the prayer is enjoined on the believers at fixed hours.}[4:103].
The Prophet said: "The most beloved deed to Allah is performing prayers on their fixed times". [Reported by Imams Bukhari and Muslim]
Delaying a prayer till its time ends is not permissible. Doing so is one of the characters of hypocrites. Allah Says (interpretation of meaning) describing the hypocrites: {Who delay their Salât (prayer) from their stated fixed times,}[107:5].
You are obliged to perform the Fajr prayer at its particular time. You may use the available tools to help you for waking up for Fajr prayer, such as an alarm clock or ask someone to wake you up.
Anyway it is not permissible for you to intentionally delay the Fajr prayer from its fixed time.
Allah knows best.

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