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Sunnats and Aadaab of Azaan and Iqaamah – Part 2

Sunnah Method of Calling Out the Azaan 1. Ensure that your intention for calling out the azaan is solely to please Allah Ta’ala. عن ابن عباس رضي الله عنهما أن النبي صلى الله عليه وسلم قال من أذن سبع سنين محتسبا كتبت له براءة من النار (سنن الترمذي، الرقم: 206) …

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Sunnats and Aadaab of Azaan and Iqaamah – Part 3

1. Call out the azaan in the state of wudhu. عن أبي هريرة رضي الله عنه عن النبي صلى الله عليه وسلم قال لا يؤذن إلا متوضئ (سنن الترمذي، الرقم: 200) Hazrat Abu Hurairah (radhiyallahu anhu) reports that Hazrat Rasulullah (sallallahu alaihi wasallam) said, “The one calling out the azaan should …

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Sunnats and Aadaab of Azaan and Iqaamah – Part 4

1. Insert the index fingers into the ears or cover both ears entirely with all the fingers. عن عبد الرحمن بن سعد بن عمار بن سعد مؤذن رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم قال حدثني أبي عن أبيه عن جده أن رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم أمر بلالا أن …

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Sunnats and Aadaab of Azaan and Iqaamah – Part 6

The Words of the Azaan There are seven phrases in the azaan. The seven phrases are: 1. First call out: اَللهُ أَكْبَرْ اللهُ أَكْبَرْ Allah Ta’ala is the greatest, Allah Ta’ala is the greatest. اَللهُ أَكْبَرْ اَللهُ أَكْبَرْ Allah Ta’ala is the greatest, Allah Ta’ala is the greatest. 2. Secondly, call out: أَشْهَدُ أَلَّا إِلٰهَ …

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Sunnats and Aadaab of Azaan and Iqaamah – Part 7

The Correct Pronunciation of the Words of the Azaan When calling out the azaan, one should try to pronounce all the words correctly. In this regard, some of the important points to bear in mind are: 1. When reciting اَللهُ أَكْبَرْ اَللهُ أَكْبَرْ, the letter ر (raa)in the first أَكْبَرْ …

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Virtues of the Muazzin – Part 1

Azaan is among the salient features of the Deen of Islam. Islam has afforded great honour to all those who call out the azaan, inviting people towards salaah. On the Day of Qiyaamah, people will admire those who used to call out the azaan in the world on account of their …

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Virtues of the Muazzin – Part 2

1. There are great rewards in store in the Hereafter for those who call out the azaan. عن أبي هريرة رضي الله عنه أن رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم قال لو يعلم الناس ما في النداء والصف الأول ثم لم يجدوا إلا أن يستهموا عليه لاستهموا (صحيح البخاري، الرقم: …

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Virtues of the Muazzin – Part 3

1. Forgiveness has been declared for the muazzin. Similarly, glad tidings have been given regarding the muazzin that he is blessed with the reward of all those who performed salaah due to responding to his call. عن البراء بن عازب رضي الله عنه أن نبي الله صلى الله عليه وسلم …

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Virtues of the Muazzin – Part 4

1. Freedom from the fire of Jahannum is promised for the one who calls out the azaan for seven years. عن ابن عباس رضي الله عنهما أن النبي صلى الله عليه وسلم قال من أذن سبع سنين محتسبا كتبت له براءة من النار (سنن الترمذي، الرقم: 206) Hazrat Ibnu Abbaas …

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Sunnats and Aadaab of Azaan and Iqaamah – Part 1

The Qualities of a Muazzin 1. The muazzin should be a male. عن ابن عمر رضي الله عنهما قال ليس على النساء أذان ولا إقامة (السنن الكبرى للبيهقي، الرقم: 1996) It is reported that Hazrat Ibnu Umar (radhiyallahu anhuma) said, “Calling out the azaan and iqaamah is not the responsibility …

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