Is it necessary to close the ears with fingers while making adhan(call to prayer)?
I have one more question on this topic.
What about turning the head right and left when saying
hayyaa alas salah and
Please provide some references.
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Assalamu alaikum wa rahmatullahi wa baraktuh,
Narrated Awn Ibn Abu Juhaifa
"My father said, I saw Bilal turning his face from side to side while pronouncing the Adhan for the prayer."
"I saw the movement of his mouth from this side to that side upon saying "Hayya 'alas-salah" and "Hayya 'alal-falah."
"I saw Bilal calling the Adhan, and turning, and his (face) was following here and there, and his (index) fingers were in his ears"
It is Sunnah to turn slightly to the right upon declaring ‘Hayya alas-Salaah’ and to the left upon declaring ‘Hayya alal-Falaah’ during the adhan and the iqamah; but if for any reason one forgets or does not do so, the ‘Adhan’ will still be valid.
And Allah alone knows best