I've learnt from my stepmum that one should pray first Subh and then Fajr if one wakes up after the Fajr-prayer and after Churuq (sunrise). If one wakes up at Fajr-time you should pray first Fajr and then Subh.

I've tried to search for an answer here and here but to no avail.

I wonder if this a right way to do so or maybe I need to find a way to wake up before Churuq? The reason why I pray Fajr sometimes later is because of the short time interval between the Isha-prayer and the Fajr-prayer (4 hours). I need to sleep at least 6 hours straight otherwise I won't be productive in my school work.




  • What do you mean by Subh? – Crimson Jul 16 '18 at 20:05
  • @Crimson sobh is the fard prayer on fajr time. – Medi1Saif Jul 16 '18 at 20:27
  • @Medi1Saif Yes, but the OP seems to have a different understanding: "...one should pray first Subh and then Fajr ...". How can one pray Subh first and then Fajr when they are the same thing?! – Crimson Jul 16 '18 at 21:31
  • @Medi1Saif: I think you meant sunnah prayer as Subh isn't compulsory to pray. – user24306 Jul 17 '18 at 0:18
  • @Crimson: Subh and Fajr are not the same. Fajr is fard (compulsory) to pray and Subh isn't. – user24306 Jul 17 '18 at 0:18

It seems it should be like this all the time. Even if one prays Fajr on time and prays the Subh prayer. One should first pray Subh (sunnah prayer (2 rak'ahs)) and then Fajr (fard prayer (compulsory)).



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