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  • Requirements For Calling the Athaan Date: 16-7-2018

    What are the requirements in regard to age, beard and clothing for the person who call athan. .. More

  • Repeating after Muaththin while performing ablution Date: 14-11-2017

    Assalaamu alaykum. 1. Can a person answer the azan while performing ablution? 2. When entering the masjid after having performed ablution, which prayer should a person perform, the two units of prayer related to performing ablution or those of the salutation of the mosque? .. More

  • Replying to both athaans of Fajr and both athaans of Friday Date: 12-7-2017

    Assalaamu alaykum wa rahmatullaahi wa barakaatuhu. Do we reply to both azans of the Fajr (Azan of Tahajjud and azan of the Fajr)? Do we reply to both azans of the Friday prayer? Do we reply to the Iqaamah (second, small call to prayer)? .. More

  • Ruling on talking to the muezzin while calling the azan Date: 2-5-2017

    Is it permissible to interrupt the muezzin and talk to him due to an important matter while he is calling the azan? .. More

  • The muezzins will have the longest necks on the Day of Resurrection Date: 2-5-2017

    Concerning a man calling the azan for the Fajr prayer and at other times, what is the excellence of the azan and taking great care of the Fajr prayer, as he comes to the masjid about an hour before it? .. More

  • Appointing mu'aththin in mosque Date: 1-5-2017

    Assalaamu alaykum. Is it obligatory to appoint a muezzin to call the azan for the masjid given that the messenger of Allaah, sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam,appointed Bilaal, may Allah be pleased with him? .. More

  • Delaying entering toilet until athaan ends Date: 22-4-2017

    I have a question about the azan. One of our imams told us not to enter the toilet when you are hearing it. People like me, who perform ablution in a bath with an attached toilet (three-in-one), have I to wait till the azan is over? Also, I hear the azan from two mosques. If I give time for the first one to be finished, then the second one will start... More

  • Placing index fingers in ears when calling Athaan and Iqaamah Date: 10-4-2017

    I know that when we call the azan we touch our ears, but do we do the same when saying the Iqaamah (second call the prayer, which signals that the prayer is about to start)? Meaning, when we say the Takbeer (saying: Allaahu Akbar) before the prayer, do we touch our ears as well? I hope you understand the question. Please kindly answer it. Thank you. .. More

  • Delaying athaan to ensure time of Fajr started Date: 18-2-2017

    Assalaamu alaukum. The imam of our community asked me to ask you the following question: We live in Spain, in a place where it is difficult to appreciate the signs of the time of the Fajr due to several reasons, like the light in the streets. As the prayer is invalid if one prays before its time, the imam has decided to advance the azan 20 minutes from.. More

  • Athaan not obligatory when praying at home in congregation Date: 14-2-2017

    I and my family pray together. When we come to pray, do we have to say the athaan, or can we just start the prayer right away? Say that we pray the Thuhr at 3 PM, do we have to say the athaan then? I hope that my question is clear. .. More

  • Hearing athaan while eating or reciting Quran Date: 16-1-2017

    I have the following questions about the azan: 1) If we hear the azan while having a meal, is it necessary to reply? 2) If we hear the azan while reciting the Quran,should we stop recitating? And while reciting, can we give the greeting of Salaam and reply to it? 3) If we are lying on the bed and hear the azan, should we get up? 4) Is it.. More

  • Supplication between Athaan and Iqaamah Date: 24-10-2016

    About how long is a good supplication between the azan and the Iqaamah (second, small call to prayer)? And would the Prophet, sallallaahu 'alayhi wa sallam,supplicate between the azan and the Iqaamah of every prayer? Please answer my exact question. .. More

  • Saying ‘Muhammadun Rasoolullaah,’ after repeating the Iqaamah Date: 27-9-2016

    Assalaamu alaykum wa rahmatullaahi wa barakaatuhu. Specifically regarding the Iqaamah (second, small call to the prayer), not the azan. Regarding the muezzin when he recites the Iqaamah: specificallywhen the muezzin says the last sentence 'Laa ilaha illAllaah'. I know that the scholarly consensus is that it is recommended to repeat what the muezzin.. More

  • Time for prayer between athaan and iqaamah Date: 17-5-2016

    Assalaamu alaykum wa rahmatullaahi wa barakaatuh. Does the hadith: “There is a prayer between every azan and iqamaah(second and final call to prayer)” has to do with the azan itself or with the time of the prayer. For example, if the ʻAsr is at 15:00 but the mosque gives the azan at 15:30 and I have already prayed four rak'ahs at home and two.. More

  • Women not allowed to call athaan or iqaamah for men Date: 22-3-2016

    Islam forbids women from calling the azan and reciting the Quran in the presence of men. Is that true? Can a woman recite the Quran in front of her husband or other male family members? .. More