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Are There 2 Cycles of Sunna Prayer After the Call of Dhuhr on Friday?

Answered by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani Question: Assalamu alaykum Are there 2 cycles of sunna prayer after the call of dhuhr on Friday? Answer:  Wa’leykum Salam, Here is a video answer by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani to this question: Shaykh Faraz Rabbani is a scholar and researcher of Islamic law and Executive Director of SeekersHub Global After […]

Beautiful Calls To Prayer From Around The World, by Aiysha Malik

Our friends at the delightful parenting blog, Mamanushka, have produced a playlist of adhan (call to prayer) recordings from around the world, which we are pleased to share here: Writer Aiysha Malik writes, “I live in a city filled with choirs and churchbells. Harmonies fill the air while we walk through the town and bells […]

The Adhan: Why We Are Missing Out On Great Benefits, by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

The Prophet Muhammad ﷺ made a tremendous promise to those who respond upon hearing the adhan – “My intercession will be granted to them on the Day of Resurrection…” However, many of us don’t know or don’t remember the sunnas of doing the adhan and hearing the call to prayer (adhan). This is particularly the […]

Is It Recommended to Raise My Hands in Supplication After the Call to Prayer?

Answered by Ustadh Salman Younas Question: I was told to not raise my hands in supplication after giving/hearing the call to prayer. Is it recommended to raise my hands in supplication after the call to prayer? Answer: Assalamu alaykum Raising the hands when engaging in supplication is established from the sunna. The Prophet (blessings and […]

What To Do After Hearing The Adhan – The Prophet’s ﷺ Promise

The Prophet ﷺ made a tremendous promise to those who respond upon hearing the adhan – “My intercession will be granted to them on the Day of Resurrection…” However, many of us don’t know or don’t remember the sunnahs of doing the adhan and hearing the adhan. This is particularly the case in lands where […]

Is It Necessary for Someone Alone in a Mosque to Give the Call to Prayer?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: As salam alaykum, Is it necessary for someone alone in a mosque to give the call to prayer? Answer: Assalamu alaikum wa rahmatullah, I pray that this message finds you well, insha’Allah. It is an emphasised sunna (sunna mu’akkada) for men to perform the call to prayer (adhan) before […]

How to Respond to the Call of the Dawn Prayer?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Assalam alaikum, What should one respond to “Assalatu khayr min nawm” (prayer is better than sleep) during the call to the Fajr prayer? Answer: Wa alaikum assalam wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh, I pray that this message finds you well, insha’Allah. The sunna is to respond by saying, “sadaqta wa […]

Is It Blameworthy to Wipe the Eyes With the Thumbs During the Call to Prayer?

Answered by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani Question: Assalam alaykum, Some scholars are stating that kissing the thumbs after hearing our Prophet’s name (peace be upon him) is an innovation. What is the good approach to this issue? Answer: Wa alaikum assalam wa rahmatullah, It is far-fetched to say it is a bid`a (innovation). Ibn Abidin first […]

Is Wudu Necessary to Give the Call to Prayer (Adhan)?

Answered by Shaykh Umer Mian Question: Assalam’aleykum Is wudu necessary to give the call to prayer (adhan)? Answer:Wa alaikum as-salam wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuhu. It is stated in al-Durr al-Mukhtar and al-Fatawa al-Hindiyyah, two authoritative references of Hanafi jurisprudence, that the position of the Hanafi madhab is that it is not makruh (disliked) for a […]

The Call to Prayer (Adhan) and Prayer Timings

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: [1 ] Should the adhan be made at the START of the time when the five prayers becomes permissible, or can it be delayed in order to better fit the timings of the congregational prayers (e.g. making adhan late for Fajr, as its congregational prayer is usually delayed in […]