In this episode of Masters and Millennials, Shaykh Abdurragmaan Khan covers the virtues of the Call to Prayer (Adhan), the recommended times to sound it, and some of the rulings regarding it. He highlights how the Call to Prayer is a means to Allah’s pleasure, removing His anger, saving us from punishment, attracting good circumstances, and chasing Shaytan away. He encourages, as the scholars have, establishing as a practice, sounding the Call to Prayer on occasions other than for the daily prayer such as at the time of anger, when children are troubled by jinn, when a house is burning, and for safety when the traveler leaves his home. He also talks about some of the rulings regarding the Call to Prayer such as reciting it in our homes—especially now with many of us having to pray in our homes due to lockdown or restrictions—responding to the call of the one who calls to the prayer (mu’adhin) and the importance of the caller having a beautiful voice. He relates a touching incident where a young non-Muslim boy with a beautiful voice sought to mock the Holy Prophet (Allah bless him and grant him peace) by calling the adhan and who the Holy Prophet made one of his callers to prayer.
To end, Shaykh Abdurragmaan says that while many of us may consider these actions to be of little significance, they hold much weight and are the building blocks of what makes us followers of the Holy Prophet (Allah bless him and grant him peace). By making these practices a habit in our lives, eventually we will find that more of the Sunna of the Holy Prophet (Allah bless him and grant him peace) will be found within us and our homes.
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