Virtues of Azaan & Muezzin


Akhlaq & Spirituality, Beliefs & Practices

THE AZAN

  1. The words of the azan should be called slowly while those of the iqama should be called rapidly (but not so fast that the words are not properly articulated).
  2. It is necessary for the muezzin to know the timing of the salat, the best times to form the jamaat and the directions of Qibla.
  3. One should not cry himself hoarse while calling the azan.
  4. If some one else calls the azan in the muazzin’s absence he should not be annoyed at it.
  5. One should call the azan in a loud and agreeable melodious voice but not like a song.
September 26, 2008

The Sunnats and Mustahabs of Adhaan and Iqaamah


Bahishti Zewar, Fiqh, Part 2-Salat and its virtues

The Sunnats and Mustahabs of Adhaan and Iqaamah

The sunnats of adhaan and iqaamah are of
two types. Some are related to the mu’azzin while others are related to
the adhaan and iqaamah. We will first mention the sunnats
related to the mu’azzin, and then those that are related to the adhaan
and iqaamah.

Sunnats related to the mu’azzin

1. The mu’azzin has to be a male. The adhaan
and iqaamah of a female is makruh-e-tahrimi. If a woman calls out
adhaan, it will have to be repeated, but not the iqaamah. This is
so because repetition of the iqaamah is not stipulated as opposed to the
repetition of adhaan.

August 31, 2008