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What is Adhan

What is Adhan? Islamic Call to Prayer

Adhan Meaning

Adhan is the verb of declare, announce, and inform. Adhan is a religious phrase that refers to sacred words spoken to alert Muslims to prayer times. A muezzin is a person who calls the adhan.

Decree about Adhan

To call adhan for five daily fard prayers is definite based on the Quran (al-Maida, 58; al-Jumu’a, 9) and the Sunnah.The decree about it is sunnah al-muakkadah and kifayah.In other words, the other residents of a place will be released from their obligation if a person residing there performs this task. But everyone residing there will be accountable if calling adhan is completely abandoned. Adhan is considered a sunnah at the level of wajib since it is one of the biggest symbols of Islam. During the first year of the Migration in Madinah, Adhan was granted legitimacy.

Importance and Virtues of Adhan

Through the adhan, Muslims are reminded of the times for prayer and are also urged to pray because it is through prayer that one can reach salvation. More significantly, adhan serves as a global declaration of the most sacred Islamic concepts, such as prophethood and oneness.

Calling adhan so bestows upon man many virtues and thawabs.

Adhan words and Adhan transliteration

اللّهُاَكْبَرُاللّهُاَكْبَرُ

Allahu Akbar Allahu Akbar.

اللّهُاَكْبَرُاللّهُاَكْبَرُ

Allahu Akbar Allahu Akbar.

اَشْهَدُاَنْلااِلَهَاِلاَّاللّهُ

Ashhadu an la ilaha illallah

اَشْهَدُاَنْلااِلَهَاِلاَّاللّهُ

Ashhadu an la ilaha illallah

اَشْهَدُاَنَّمُحَمَّدَاًرَسُولُاللّه

Ashhadu anna Muhammad ar-Rasulullah

اَشْهَدُاَنَّمُحَمَّدَاًرَسُولُاللّه

Ashhadu anna Muhammad ar-Rasulullah

حَىَّعَلَىالصَّلاةِ

Hayya ala’s-Salah

حَىَّعَلَىالصَّلاةِ

Hayya ala’s-Salah

حَىَّعَلَىالْفَلاحِ

Hayya ala’l-Falah

حَىَّعَلَىالْفَلاحِ

Hayya ala’l-Falah

اَللّهُاَكْبَرُاللّهُاَكْبَرُ

Allahu Akbar Allahu Akbar

لااِلَهَاِلاَّاللّهُ

La ilaha illallah

Adhan in English

“Allah is the greatest. Allah is the greatest. Allah is the greatest. Allah is the greatest.

I witness that there is no god but Allah. I witness that there is no god but Allah.

I witness that Muhammad is Allah’s Messenger. I witness that Muhammad is Allah’s Messenger.

Come to the prayer! Come to the prayer!

Come to the salvation! Come to the salvation!

Allah is the greatest. Allah is the greatest.

There is no god but Allah.”

That is how Adhan is called in the afternoon, evening, and night. “As-salatu khayrun mina’n-nawm (prayer is better than sleep)” is recited twice during the morning prayer, following “hayya ala’l-falah”. The aforementioned sentence is uttered in adhan because the comfort in the hereafter is superior to the comfort in the world. Sleep provides comfort in the world, while prayer delivers comfort in the hereafter.

Iqamah Meaning

The adhan words said right before the fard prayer begins are known as iqamah.Iqamah is said just before the fard begins, whereas adhan is called when the prayer’s time period begins.

When performing a prayer in congregation, the Mu’adhdhin recites Iqamah loudly. Men who perform a prayer by themselves recite Iqamah only as loud as they can hear themselves. Women do not recite Iqamah. The words of al-Iqamah are almost the same as Adhan. Only in the call to the actual start of a prayer (Iqamah), the addition of “Qadqaamati’s- Salah,” which means “The prayer has started,” is said twice after the recitation of “Hayy’al-al-Falah.” Also, while Adhan is called slowly with time lapses between the phrases, Iqamah is called swiftly and without waiting in between the phrases.

What is Iqamah?

Iqamah in English

Iqamah Transliteration

– Allahu Akbar (4 times)

– Ashhadu an-la-ilaha illa Allah (2 times)

– Ashhadu anna Muhammadan-Rasulu Allah (2 times)

– Hayya ‘al-as-Salah (2 times)

– Hayya ‘ala-al-Falah (2 times)

– Qad-qaamati-s-Salah (2 times)

– Allahu Akbar (2 times)

– La ilaha illa Allah (1 time)

Dua After Adhan

After adhan concludes, recite the following dua:

اَللّهُمَّ رَبَّ هذِهِ الدَّعْوَةِ التَّامَّةِ وَ الصَّلاةِ الْقَائِمَةِ اتِ مُحَمَّدًا الْوَسيلَةَ وَ الْفَضِيلَةَ وَ ابْعَثْهُ مَقَامًا مَحْمُودًا الَّذى وَعَدْتَهُ

O Allah! Lord of this perfect call (perfect by not ascribing partners to You) and of the regular prayer which is going to be established, give Muhammad the right of intercession and illustriousness, and resurrect him to the best and the highest place in Paradise that You promised him (of)], then my intercession for him will be allowed on the Day of Resurrection”.

Sahih Al-Bukhari 614

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