ADHAN

RESPONDING TO THE ADHĀN

1. The Messenger of Allah instructed us to repeat the words of the mu’adhdhin, (except for) “…when he says حيَّ عَلَى الصَّلَاة ، حَيَّ عَلَى الْفَلَاح, say: لَا حَوْلَ وَلَا قُوَّةَ إِلَّا بِالله. If he says it from his heart, he shall enter Paradise.” (Muslim 385)

After the adhān is complete, recite the following (in this order):

2. وَأَنَا أَشْهَدُ أَنْ لَّا إِلٰهَ إِلَّا اللهُ وَحْدَهُ لَا شَرِيْكَ لَهُ ، وَأَنَّ مُحَمَّدًا عَبْدُهُ وَرَسُوْلُهُ ، رَضِيْتُ بِاللهِ رَبًّا ، وَبِمُحَمَّدٍ رَسُوْلًا ، وَبِالْإِسْلَامِ دِيْنًا.

I also bear witness that there is no god but Allah. He is Alone and He has no partner whatsoever, and that Muhammad is His servant and His Messenger. I am satisfied with Allah as my Lord, with Muhammad as my Messenger, and with Islam as my religion.

Wa ana ash-hadu al-lā ilāha illa-llāhu waḥdahū lā sharīka lah, wa anna Muḥammadan ʿabduhū wa rasūluh, raḍītu bi-llāhi rabbā, wa bi Muḥammadi-r-rasūlā, wa bi-l-islāmi dīnā.

The Messenger of Allah ﷺ said: “If anyone says [the above] on hearing the mu’adhdhin, his sins will be forgiven.” (Muslim 386)

3. اَللّٰهُمَّ صَلِّ عَلَىٰ مُحَمَّدٍ ، وَعَلَىٰ آلِ مُحَمَّدٍ

Allāhumma ṣalli ʿalā Muḥammad wa ʿalā āli Muḥammad…

The Messenger of Allah said: “When you hear the mu’adhdhin calling for the prayer, repeat his words then send blessings upon me. The one who sends blessings upon me once, Allah will send 10 blessings upon him…” (Muslim 384)

4. اَللّٰهُمَّ رَبَّ هٰذِهِ الدَّعْوَةِ التَّامَّةِ وَالصَّلَاةِ الْقَائِمَةِ ، آتِ مُحَمَّدًا الْوَسِيْلَةَ وَالْفَضِيْلَةَ ، وَابْعَثْهُ مَقَامًا مَّحْمُوْدًا الَّذِيْ وَعَدْتَّهُ.

O Allah, Lord of this perfect call and established prayer, grant Muhammad the status (a unique lofty status in Paradise) and pre-eminence, and resurrect him to the praiseworthy station that You have promised him.

Allāhumma rabba hādhi-hi-d-dʿawati-t-tāmmati wa-ṣ-ṣalāti-l-qāimah, āti Muḥammadani-l-wasīlata wa-l-faḍīlah, wa-b-ʿath-hu maqāma-m-maḥmūdani-l-ladhī wa ʿadtah.

The Messenger of Allah said: “Whoever says [the above] after the adhān shall receive my intercession on the Day of Judgement.” (Bukhārī 614)

5. The Messenger of Allah said: “Du‘ā’ is not rejected between the adhān and the iqāmah.” (Tirmidhī 212, Abū Dāwūd 521)

5 FOR 5

1. Glad tidings of Paradise

2. Forgiveness of all sins

3. Ten blessings from Allah

4. Intercession of the Prophet ﷺ

5. Acceptance of du‘ā’

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