Superiority of Fajr Prayer (Ahadith 547-548)
Narrated Jarir bin ‘Abdullah:
We were with the Prophet on a full moon night. He looked at the moon and said, “You will certainly see your Lord as you see this moon, and there will be no trouble in seeing Him. So if you can avoid missing (through sleep, business, etc.) a prayer before the rising of the sun (Fajr) and before its setting (‘Asr) you must do so. He (the Prophet ) then recited the following verse:
And celebrate the praises Of Your Lord before The rising of the sun And before (its) setting.” (50.39)
Narrated Abu Bakr bin Abi Musa:
My father said, “Allah’s Apostle said, ‘Whoever prays the two cool prayers (‘Asr and Fajr) will go to Paradise.’ “
This obviously doesn’t mean the other prayers are any less important. Each one has its own significance and excellence.