I always hear that whenever there is Azan being recited, specially at night, the jackals start howling.

Why jackal howls when Azan is being recited?

  • Allah knows best in this case. as islam does not havy any such mention
    – Farhan
    Apr 14 '14 at 19:37
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    – Umair Ayub
    Apr 14 '14 at 19:42
  • I am also looking for the research on the response of these animals for sound frequencies? i dint get any answer yet but to my observation when there is Azan call here in Kashmir, Jackal start howling either its day or night.... their are some religious and scientific facts for this we have to explore it...
    – user29151
    Sep 25 '18 at 11:47

This is not true and Jackals don't howl because of Azan in any meaning, It might be just the sound itself that they hear and based on their nature respond to it!!

The golden jackal has been recorded to howl upon hearing church bells, sirens or the whistles of steam engines and boats. It typically howls at dawn, midday and the evening.


When in the vicinity of tigers, leopards or any other cause for alarm, the golden jackal emits a cry that has been variously transliterated as "pheal", "phion" or "phnew".When hunting in a pack, the dominant jackal initiates an attack by repeatedly emitting a sound transliterated as "okkay!".


These howls are used to repel intruders and attract family members. Howling in chorus is thought to reinforce family bonds, as well as establish territorial status

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Please consider it that we need to focus on our wisdom and think about everything, and not to make guesses and relate natural things with spirituals, If God ever wanted to prove his existence and the righteousness of Islam with such things he would just consider bringing down angels from heaven and showing them to us!

  • Good answer. But where I am living. There is a cricket ground and lots of music plays whenever a match is being played. Then the jackals do not howl. Strange!
    – Umair Ayub
    Apr 15 '14 at 6:51
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    It's got to be related to the time and the audio frequency, remember again what I said!
    – user4710
    Apr 15 '14 at 7:00

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