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App Wakes You Up for Fajr

It’s recorded in the Book of Hadith that Prophet Muhammed, the Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings be upon him) said: “Whoever observes Al-Bardan (i.e, the Fajr & Asr Prayers) will enter Jannah.” (Al Bukari & Muslim).

The above Prophetic Saying (Hadith) strengthens the significance of the Fajr Prayer (as well as other Prayers), and in line of that a new mobile application has been invented.

FajrUP is a social alarm application that automatically sets to your Fajr Salat time via GPS. You could be receiving a call from anywhere in the world. Calls are 15 seconds long, numbers won’t be displayed/nor disclosed to any user, a modern way to be woken up for your salat.

Essentially the app works as a social alarm, a medium attempting to connect the whole Muslim community, and in doing so encouraging Muslims to wake each other for their Fajr Salah. Based on your gender, you’ll receive waking calls from the same gender.

Here comes the ‘science’ part: you select ‘Fajr UP ME’ and wait to receive a call from a FajrUppie, or select ‘Fajr UP SOMEONE’ and become that ‘FajrUppie calling someone who has requested to be woken up.

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Should you not receive a call, the Adhan wakes you automatically, should you oversleep, then you will receive a missed call reminder, provided someone tried to call you.

The app enables you to speak directly with the Muslims, besides saying ‘As-Salam Alaikum’, maybe share a Qur’anic verse or a Hadith, or a greeting in your language, we are a global Muslim community after all.

It is very useful in reminding you to converse to Allah, make tawbah (repentance), and can be handy during special months like Ramadan.

Alternative wake up function; If nobody wakes you up for Fajr, you will be woken by the standard Adhan.

Auxiliaries include: The other prayers times for your locations via GPS, and a calendar highlighting the Islamic notable days within the year, there is also a digital Qibla that aids in directing hearts to Mecca.

This article is from Science’s archive and we’ve originally published it on an earlier date.