The Sunnah is to make the recitations in Fajr longer than in other prayers
May Allaah increase us and you in beneficial knowledge and righteous deeds.
The reason why Qur’aan is recited out loud in the nighttime prayers and silently in the daytime prayers
Ibn al-Qayyim (may Allaah have mercy on him) said in I’laam al-Muwaqqi’een (2/91):
With regard to the distinction between the nighttime prayers and the daytime prayers, in terms of reciting out loud and reciting silently, there is great wisdom in that,
- the night is a time when voices and movements are stilled, and
- hearts are focused and have renewed energy.
The day is the time when people are busy with their day-to-day occupations, and
The night is the time when a person can focus with his heart on what he is saying with his tongue.
Hence the Sunnah is to make the recitations in Fajr longer than in other prayers.
- The Messenger of Allaah (Sallallahu alaihi wa sallam) used to recite between sixty and one hundred verses
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