Praying While Adhan Is Calling: Ok?

Adhan In Islam


A Muslim sister asks, “If I heard the adhan (call to prayer) at the Masjid, could I start to offer prayer or shall I wait until the adhan is finished, then offer the prayer?


Adhan is the announcement of the time of prayer. It is a great act of worship as it reflects one of the unique features of Islam. It is a communal obligation (Fard Kifayah) on Muslim men. There are many Prophetic traditions regarding the virtues of hearing and repeating the words of adhan. For example, Abu Sa`id Al-Khudri narrated that the Prophet (peace be upon him) said: “When you hear the adhan (call to prayer), repeat what the Muezzin pronounces.” (Muslim)

It is highly recommended to hear the adhan, wait until the Muezzin is finished, then say the Prophetic supplication. Jabir (may Allah be pleased with him) narrated that the Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) said, “He who says upon hearing the Adhan: “O Allah, Rub of this perfect call (Da`wah) and of the established prayer (As-Salat), grant Muhammad the Wasilah and superiority, and raise him up to a praiseworthy position which You have promised him]’, it becomes incumbent upon me to intercede for him on the Day of Resurrection.” (Al-Bukhari)

Do not miss watching this interest fatwa with Dr. Muhammad Salah to know the ruling of offering the prayer while the adhan is on.


Source: Iqra Youtube Channel. 

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