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Waking up wazeefah

Fatwaa ID: 1935

Assalamu Alaykum,

Mufti Sahib what is the reality of this wazeefah, especially the fact that angels wake a person up?

“Iwas told a quranic ayat to recite when you want to wake up for something and by Allah it works!! Every time ive read it ive ALWAYS woken up whether it be for fajr, work, interview, literally anything you need to wake up for. I recall being told the virtue is that the angels wake you up. Im not sure how accurate it is according to my memory, but ive never questioned it as i was told by an alim. But if anyone wants to correct me, please do.”

JazakAllahu Khairaa.

This is the ayah:

لا يجليها لوقتها إلا هو

In the Name of Allaah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.
As-salaamu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullaahi wa-barakaatuh.

There is no du’aa or wazeefah narrated from Nabi ﷺ or the illustrious Sahaabah (R) to wake up at a certain time. Likewise, I have not come across any Hadith suggesting that angels come to wake people up, although it is not impossible. In terms of the wazeefah you refer to and other similar ones, especially those with Qur’aanic verses, they may be based on experimented practices. It is permissible to act upon them provided that one does not regard them to be established or from the sunnah.

Aside from reading the above, you should consider sleeping on time and eating light before going to bed. Make a firm intention to get up and make du’aa for assistance from Allaah Ta’aala to wake you up on time. Also, pay attention to your deeds. Bad deeds often play a role in a person being deprived of good.

And Allaah Ta’aala knows best.
Mufti Muajul I. Chowdhury
Darul Iftaa New York

05/06/1445 AH – 11/20/2023 CE | 692, 693

وصل اللهم وسلم وبارك على سيدنا محمد وعلى ءاله وصحبه أجمعين


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