Sunday, July 4, 2010

The Dua’ Following the Azan

Answering and the Duā’ Following the Adzān

Ibn Hussaini

The Significant of Answering and the Duā’ Following the Azān

In the name of Allāh, Most Gracious, Most Merciful.
All the praise and thanks is due to Allāh. Peace and blessings be upon His Messenger.
Answering the Azan

It was narrated that ‘Umar Ibn Al-Khattab said,

The Messenger of Allāh (sallallahu 'alaihi wa sallam) said: “If the muezzin says,

‘Allāhu Akbar, Allāhu Akbar’ and you says, ‘Allāhu akbar, Allāhu akbar’;
Then he says ‘Ashhadu an lā ilāha ill-Allāh’ and you say ‘Ashhadu an lā ilāha ill-Allāh’;
Then he says, ‘Ash-hadu anna Muhammadan Rasul Allāh’ and you say, ‘Ash-hadu anna Muhammadan Rasul Allāh’;
Then he says, ‘Hayya ‘alal-solāh’ and you say ‘Lā hawla wa lā quwwata illa Billāh’;
Then he says, ‘Hayya ‘alal-falāh’ and you say ‘Lā hawla wa lā quwwata illa Billāh’;
Then he says, ‘Allāhu akbar, Allāhu akbar’ and you say, ‘Allāhu akbar, Allāhu akbar’;
Then he says ‘Lā ilāha ill-Allāh’ and you say, ‘Lā ilāha ill-Allāh’ from the heart,

You will enter Paradise.”

[Muslim, 385]

It was narrated that ‘Abdallāh Ibn’ Amr Ibn Al-‘Aas heard the Prophet (sallallāhu 'alaihi wa sallam) say:

“When you hear the muezzin, say what he says, and then send blessings upon me, for whoever sends blessings upon me, Allāh will send ten blessings upon him. Then ask Allāh to grant me al-wasilah, which is a position in Paradise which will only be attained by one of the slaves of Allāh, and I hope that I will be the one. Whoever asks for al-wasilah for me, my intercession will be granted for him.”

[Muslim, 384]

Duā’ Following the Azān

It was narrated from Jabir Ibn ‘Abdallāh that the Messenger of Allāh (sallallāhu 'alaihi wa sallam)said:

“Whoever says when he hears the call to Solāt:

‘“Allāhumma Rabba hadzihid-da’wat it-tammah was-solātil-qā’imah, ati Muhammadan il wasilata wal-fadhilah, wab’athhu maqaman mahmudanilladzi wa’adtah”

(O Allāh, Lord of this perfect call and the solat to be offered, grant Muhammad the privilege (of intercession) and also the eminence, and resurrect him to the praised position that You have promised);

My intercession for him will be permitted on the Day of Resurrection.

[Al-Bukhari, 589]

It is mustahabb to say duā’ between the adzān and iqamah.

It was narrated that Anas bin Mālik who reported: The Messenger of Allāh (peace and blessings of Allāh be upon him) said: “Duā’ would not be rejected between the adzān and iqāmah, so supplicate the duā’.”

[Narrated by al-Tirmidzi, 212; Abu Dawud, 437; Ahmad, 12174 – this version narrated by him. Classified as sahih by al-Albāni in Sahih Abi Dawud, 489)]

Some of the scholars regarded duā’ at the time of the iqamah is like the adzan, so it is mustahabb to repeat the words. Other scholars did not regard it as mustahabb, because of the weakness of the hadith which speaks of repeating the words of the iqāmah. These scholars include Shaykh Muhammad ibn Ibrāhīm, in al-Fatāwa, 2/136, and Shaykh al-‘Uthaymīn in al-Sharh al-Mumti’, 2/84.

It is a mistake to say “Aqamaha Allāh wa adamaha Allāh” when the muezzin says “Qad qāmat il-salāh,” because the hadith narrated concerning that is da’ief (weak).

It was narrated from Abu Umamah or from one of the Companions of the Prophet (sallallāhu 'alaihi wa sallam) that Bilal began to recite the iqāmah and when he said, “Qad qāmat il-salāh,” the Prophet (sallallāhu 'alaihi wa sallam)said, “Aqamaha Allāh wa adamaha Allāh.” And he said concerning the rest of the iqamah something similar what is mentioned in the hadith of ‘Umar (may Allāh be pleased with him) about the adzān.

[Narrated by Abu Dawud, 528; classified as da’ief (weak) by al-Hafiz ibn Hajar in al-Talkhis al-Habir, 1/211]

And Allāh knows best.

[Adapted from Fatwa No: 5666 IslamQ&A]

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