The following is the prescription that has been given in respect to getting punctual with Fajr… In summer, when Fajr is very early, many complain about their inability to get up for Fajr Salaat. …In winter, when Fajr is relatively late, many complain about their inability to get up due to the cold… As the cliché goes : ‘Where there’s a will, there’s a way.’ …If one is sincere in wanting to perform the Fajr Salaah (or any Salaah), then come any season, any type of weather, any condition or any circumstance, the person will do all that which is within his capacity, to fulfill the rights of Allah Ta’ala. Due to the weakness being so common, the following are prescriptions to remedy the problem of missing the Fajr Salaah: >> An alarm clock should be kept a distance away from the bed. Instead of just switching it off and going back to sleep, you will have to get out of bed to switch it off. >> If you are a deep sleeper, then use two alarm clocks, with loud alarms. Place one on either side of you – and at a distance. >> If your hearing is good in one ear, and weak in the other, then place the clock on that side, where you will hear it loud and clear. >> Sincerely make du’aa before sleeping : ‘O Allah, I want to get up for Fajr Salaat. Please give me the taufeeq to do so.’ >> Tell those at home, who also awaken for the Fajr Salaat, to get you up, even if it means shaking you up. >> Request a friend to give you a few rings in the morning – 20 or 30 minutes before Fajr. It will not cost him any money since you know that he is ringing you for Fajr Salaat, and you won’t pick up the receiver.