Looking at the present condition of our Muslim brothers, it is common for them to use their morning time lazily. They prefer to indolence at this graced time, until the sun rises or even later. Whereas that was not the guidance of our Prophet Shallallaahu ‘alayh wa Sallam. He was used to make best of his early morning time, just as his devoted companions and noble scholars whom are our role models in our deeds and morals. All of them were used to use their morning time well.
Morning Time is An Appropriate Time to Perform Good Deeds
In the book named Sahih Bukharee, there is a narration from Abu Huraira, which he took from The Prophet Shallallaahu ‘alayh wa Sallam. He-Shallallaahu ‘alayhe wa Sallam stated,
“Religion is very easy and whoever overburdens himself in his religion will not be able to continue in that way. So you should not be extremists, but try to be near to perfection and receive the good tidings that you will be rewarded; and gain strength by worshipping in the mornings, the nights.” (Collected by Bukharee no. 38 and see the explanation of it in Fath-ul Bari).
The meaning of ‘al ghodwa’ in this hadeeth is a journey in the beginning of the noon. Al Jauhari said that the meaning of ‘al ghodwa’ is some time between the time of Fajr Prayer and the rising of the sun. (see Fath-ul Bari 1/62, Maktaba Shamila)