Question 1

As salamu alaykum dear brother,

 

Shokran for writing to our Live Session. I understand and admire your desire to go to the Masjid and pray Fajr prayer.

 

Praying Fajr in Masjid

 

To be able to go to the Masjid to pray five times a day is a blessing indeed. However, there are certain situations or circumstances which may prevent one from being able to go for all prayers. With that said, it is not incumbent upon us to go to the Masjid to pray Fajr prayer.

 

Respecting Parents

 

In your case your mother feels that is dangerous for you to go. Perhaps because it is so early in the morning, or there may be other reason/dangers which she knows about, and you do not. Your father as well refuses to take you. You stated it is because he is lazy. Brother please do not disrespect your father by saying he is lazy. He could very well be tired from long days at work supporting his family.

 

Obeying Parents

 

Being that your mother has a good reason for not wanting you to pray Fajr in the Masjid, I kindly advise you insha’Allah to listen to her and do not disobey her. She does have good reason to be concerned about your safety as you would be leaving the house alone very early in the morning.

 

Other Options

 

I admire your desire to do Fajr prayer in the Masjid however you can pray at home as well. May Allah swt be pleased with your intentions. Another option you may want to consider is to speak with some older brothers at the Masjid and see if there are people going for Fajr prayer that may be able to pick you up and take you with them. If you do decide to explore this option, please do speak with your parents first and ask for their permission.

 

Conclusion

 

Brother, while you may not understand or see the realistic concern your parents have regarding this issue now, you may later. Please understand they are acting out of love, concern, and protection. As they have more insight and life experience than you, they see situations which may be dangerous for

you even though it is your intent to worship Allah in a way that is optimal for your desire to be closer to Allah. Allah knows your heart brother. Please do obey your parents. We wish you the best.

 

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