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the adhan refers to the call to prayer. The Adhan is called five times a day at the times of each five times prayers {salat}.

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What to do when Mu'addhin makes mistake in Adhaan?

A month ago, I was invited to give Adhaan (Call to prayer) in Fajr in a mosque. Since I had done this only in a small mosque, I was a little nervous, but still did it. A few minutes after finishing, I ...
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Is Azan allowed to be recited for any social purpose?

In my village, Azan is recited to help people wake up for Sahri in the time of Ramadan. Is such a practice allowed? Generally speaking, is it allowed to use Azan PUBLICLY for as a signal? Note that I ...
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How to give adhan in newborn baby's ear?

In few days, I will become a father and I was wondering how to say adhan in the right way? As new baby has a very delicate ear, so does one whisper, or say it out loud but from a distance? Should it ...
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What should I say when I hear the Aazan?

As the question says: What should I say when I hear the Aazan (Adhaan)?
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Can Azaan be given in a language other than Arabic

In India most of the people/Muslims speak Hindi, Bangla, Madrasi, Gujrati and a very few people know Arabic, however, the Azaan given is only in Arabic. Therefore, many people, especially non-Muslims, ...
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Can the imam give the Iqama?

I know the possibility of the Imam giving Adha, but can he give the Iqama as well as lead the prayer? I asked him for the reason, he said, what if the people behind can't even say Iqama? Then he can ...
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Why is the azan sung, if music is haram?

I have long heard that music is prohibited in islam (haram). If it is so, then why is azan (call to prayer) sung ? I have looked at these questions but haven't found an answer : Is singing permissible ...
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Why do we say azan in the ear of a newborn?

I am having baby in few months and I want to know the truth behind saying azan in the ear of a new born. Please provide references from Quran and Hadith.
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Closing ears while making adhan(call to prayer)

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 ...
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How to respond when you hear multiple Azans(call to prayer)?

Asalamualaikum, I think many of you may have come across this issue. Generally when we hear the Azan , we do the following: Repeat what the Mu'aththin says, except for when he says: "حَيَّ عَلَى ...
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Did Masjid e Nabawi had two Muezzins during the Prophet's lifetime simultaneously?

There are two Hadiths that I recently came across: 'A'ishah reported: Ibn Umm Maktum was the mu'adhdhin of the Messenger of Allah (May peace be upon him) and he was blind. Sunan Abi Dawud 535 and ...
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There were no clocks 1400 years ago, why do we care so much about exact timings of Adhan and prayer, etc time today?

This has been bugging for like a lot lately. back in the day, I mean 14 centuries ago, there were no clocks, etc, people would simply look at the sky and if they felt it was morning or noon or what ...
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why jackal howls when Azan is reciting?

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?
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What's the reason behind raising one's hand up to the shoulder and ears while saying Takbir?

What is the reason behind raising one's hands up to the shoulder and near the ears with the palms facing in the direction of sight, while saying Takbir (Allahu Akbar)? Closing ears while making adhan(...
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Is it permissible to do Salat in a non-Muslim's house?

I currently work as a private tutor for a middle-school girl. She and her family are non-Muslims. My tutoring job starts at 4.30 PM and ends at 6.30 PM. I come to their house to tutor the girl. Adhan ...
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Is using a loudspeaker in a mosque mandatory?

I live in Indonesia where 90% of our population is Muslim. Every mosque in my locality uses high volume loudspeakers during every prayer. All of the mosques make a loud prayer sound, and it seems like ...
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According to Sunni belief, would 'Ali is the Wali' statement added to adhan and ikamah invalidate the salah?

The closest masjid to my residence is Shia. I have been going there for convenience even though I was raised as a Hanafi Sunni. Overall, as the congregational salah is not that much different than ...
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Why does Shia say اشهد ان علیا ولی الله in Adhan (call to prayer)?

Did this practice exist during Prophet's time? Or does this count as an example of unlawful innovation in Islam?
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Is it permitted to make wudu during adhan?

It is happening most of the times for maghrib prayer. When I'm making wudu for prayer, the adhan was made. At this time, how I should respond to adhan? Is it permitted to make wudu during adhan? (...
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Answering the Azan while in washroom?

It happens many times that when I'm in washroom, I hear Azan. I want to know if I should answer the Azan while dealing with disposal needs in a washroom as we do under normal conditions? As turning ...
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Is it right or wrong to give answer to "Azaan" while in washroom?

Today this happened to me that i was in washroom and there is a call from prayer and i don't have any knowledge about what to do now.. Is it right if i give answer to Azaan in washroom? Thanks for any ...
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What to do when I am in washroom and " Azaan" time happened?

If i go to washroom after the "Sehri" and i get late in washroom and the Azaan time happened and i haven't pray the "Sehri" Dua then what can i do? Can I pray Dua after coming out from washroom or ...
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Do I need to respond to an azan I hear even after I have prayed the Fard Salaat?

A few questions popped into my mind regarding the Azan How to respond to multiple azans that are being recited simultaneously? How to respond to multiple azans that are being recited one after the ...
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How many adhans are there for Friday prayer?

I've heard brother's say that there's two, and yet other mosques only have the one. I've also noticed, there's mosques where they have two, everyone performs the Sunnah prayer at the same time. Is ...
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When should I break the fast for iftar when I can hear multiple adhans at different times?

I live in an area where there are multiple masjids in the vicinity. Adhan can be heard from all the masjids, but the adhans are called at different times. The last one I hear is almost after the ...
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Adhan and timings of prayer

I live in a place where i could barely listen to the adhan. So, i chose an alternative app for my prayer timings. I completely follow my mobile adhan like mosque. Also, I have verified the timing as ...
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Ahadith reports of the Prophet Muhammad() giving the Adhan or Iqamah himself

I would like to know all the ahadith where it is reported that Prophet had himself given the Adhan or Iqamah. I did find some here
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Is there an Islamic basis to turning off your car radio during adhan?

My friend in Istanbul turned his car radio off during adhan (the call to prayer), explaining it was to show respect. I'm wondering if this is just a personal preference, of this is a requirement in ...
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Is it necessary to make ablution before saying Adhan(call to prayer)?

How clean should a Muslim be before making an Adhan(call to prayer)? Is it mandatory to make ablution?
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Timing of prayer

Asalaamu Alaykum, so I wanted to ask if I’m praying Salah at home and I’m following a timetable and say the beginning time of Asr starts at 2:00pm and the adhan in the mosque is at 2:20, should I wait ...
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Can a person give iqama while the adhan is being given?

The scenario is this, The adhan is calling out and in between the adhan (while still calling), someone gives iqama is the prayer valid or invalid (this was the adhan for maghrib). The context is ...
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What do I do if I'm in the restroom and the Azaan starts?

I want to know if I'm in the restroom and the azaan starts, like usual do I respond to the azaan to just hear it?
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Is performing Adhan in a natural voice preferred over reciting it in a melodious voice?

In the question below: How are Adhan and Iqama recited in the Ibadi madhhab? One of the answers has the statement: "Note that the adhan and iqamah are most correct if they are performed in ...
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Why did the prophet (P.B.U.H) never recite the adhaan? [duplicate]

As allah loves azaan recitation he love those people who recites azaan but our prophet(P.B.U.H) never recite azaan in his whole life why is it so ?? they do everything which allah likes or allah loves ...
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Do we have to answer Adhan on a personal clock like we're supposed to respond the real Adhan?

These days Muslims living in Western countries hear Adhan on special Adhan clocks at home 5 times a day. Is it permitted in Islam to set Adhan in a clock and listen to it? And also my real question is ...
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The Adhan for Fajr is almost to the end of time, but dawn is half an hour before

Prayer timetable says that dawn is at 3:53am, and the sun rises at 5:45am. The Adhan for Fajr is very close to 5:45, something like 20minutes before. My question is, if I am going to fast(Dhul Hijja) ...
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What's after the adhaan in this video of it from Al Aqsa masjid

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PbmcjErkTUM The link is of the adhaan from Masjid Al Aqsa and ends at 4:03 but at 4:12 other words are said - what are these and these aren't part of the adhaan are ...
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Is it sunnah to make athan outside of the mosque?

I made athan the other day, inside the mosque in front of the microphone because that is how I usually do it. But this time I went to a local mosque closer to me, which I never went before. When I ...
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How are Adhan and Iqama recited in the Ibadi madhhab?

Assalamu Alaikum, I was researching the way different madhhabs perform adhan and iqama, but I couldn't find reliable information regarding the Ibadi madhhab's adhan and iqama... The only thing I ...
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Is using a microphone speaker system an innovation for Adhaan?

These types of arguments come up when discussing the Mawlid with a Muslim who believes it is not an innovation. However, likewise we use taps and showers for wudhu and ghusl but 1400 years ago they ...
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can a person who is talking about religious issues and preaching go on talking while adhan is being called?

what a person mentions while preaching is,or rather,should be explanation of Quran,such talk can be continued
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Reciting the adhan

Salam, me and my mate were out playing football and we went to read Maghrib in the car park (we did a jamaat). As I was about to do the iqamah he was saying that an adhan had to be performed for the ...
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What's the ruling on eating after Fajr (when fasting) because the Azan was late?

In my country, the Fajr Azan is around an hour after Fajr comes except in Ramadan. While I was fasting in Shawwal and I forgot that they give the Azan late, I (most likely) drank at Fajr time because ...
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Azan in loudspeakers [duplicate]

I would like to know if it is allowed to recite Azan in loudspeakers. As some people who doesn't have faith in Islam say they get disturbed with Azan while they are asleep. Many non believers say they ...
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*Allah* is greatest, *God* is greatest [duplicate]

I am reading the Shi'a version of the Adhan on wikipedia (I don't speak arabic). Arabic الله أكبر Transliteration Allāhu akbar, Allāhu akbar Translation Allah is greatest, God is greatest. In ...
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After eating until 1/4 of the fajr adhan had passed, is the fast valid? [duplicate]

I have a doubt concerning the validity of my fast. I woke up late today and started eating dates and drinking water since it's permissible to eat till one hears the adhan of fajr salah. However, I ...
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What is the difference between Athan and Iqamah?

Athan is the call to prayer. Informing people that the beginning of the specific time (dhuhr or asr for example) has begun. I am not sure what Iqamah is because I heard calling from the mosque 20 ...
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Is the salah valid if prayed at end of time while next athan is calling?

Today I prayed dhuhr at the end of it's time (approximately 3 minutes before the call to prayer of asr salah). Halfway through praying dhuhr salah, I heard the call to prayer of asr. I continued to ...
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What should be time of prayer

Assalamualaikum everyone, My question is very basic and i need some clarity. I have an application in my phone which sounds out Allah O Akbar when it's time for a certain salat. But that is mostly a ...
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What's the ruling on delaying Fajr azan?

In my country, which follows the Hanafi madhab, they give the Azan around an hour after fajr actually comes, not only that, but then they give the iqama around half an hour after the azan. Note they ...
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