Is Not Praying in Congregation After Hearing the Adhan Disbelief?

Answered by Shaykh Shuaib Ally Question: Assalam alaykum, There is a Hadith that mentions that not praying in congregation after hearing the call to prayer is Kufr. Is this Kufr that takes you outside of Islam? Answer: Wa alaikum assalam wa rahmatullah, I have been unable to locate the narration you have mentioned. Regardless, scholars […]

Is There a Difference Between the Hanafi and the Maliki Adhan?

Answered by Shaykh Rami Nsour Question: Is there a difference between how the Malikis and Hanafis recite the adhan?? Answer: There is a slight difference between the Maliki and the Hanafi adhan. The main difference is in the number of times the pronunciations are done. In the Maliki adhan, the statements are made twice each. […]

Reciting the Adhan in a Melodious Manner

Answered by Ustadh Salman Younas Question: I recently saw a YouTube video of people singing with a daff drum, and I was inspired. I want to try and incorporate this style into my adhan. Would this be permissible? Answer: assalamu `alaykum Reciting the adhan in a beautiful voice is permitted and recommended. Doing so in […]

Maliki Ruling on Calling the Adhan and Iqama in the Ears of Newborns

Answered by Shaykh Rami Nsour Question: What is the Maliki ruling on calling the Adhaan & Iqamaah in the ears of newborn children? Answer: Imam Malik on Calling the Adhan and Iqaama in the Ears of a Newborn According to Imam Malik, the practice of calling the Adhaan & Iqamaah in the ears of newborn […]

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 […]

Giving the Call to Prayer (adhan) in an area where it is already given

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: We offer prayers in Jamat at our office without giving Adan because we all hear Adan from near surroundings.   Answer: Assalamu alaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh, I hope you are in the best of health and spirits, insha’Allah. According to the Hanafi school, if the call to prayer […]

The Vowelling of the Word “Akbar” in the Call to Prayer (adhan)

Answered by Sidi Faraz Khan Question: A teacher in my community said that saying “Allahu Akbara Allahu Akbar” is wrong according to the rules of grammar and that it’s supposed to be “akbaru”. I’ve always learned that it’s “akbaru” according to the Hanafi scholars. Can you please clarify. Answer: Assalamu alaikum wa rahmatullah, I pray […]

Differences Between the Adhan & Iqama

Answered by Sidi Salman Younas Question: What are the differences between the adhan and iqama? Answer: assalamu `alaykum Generally, the call to prayer (adhan) and the call to commence (iqama) are the same. However, there are a few differences between them, which include: 1. The additional wording of “the prayer has commenced” (qad qamat al-salat) […]

Does Playing a Recording of the Adhan Fulfill the Sunna? What if There is No Adhan in One’s Area?

Answered by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani Question: Does the sunna of adhan get fulfilled by playing a recording of it? Would one have to respond/listen to such a recording if played? What should one do if there is no adhan in one’s area? Answer: In the Name of Allah, the Benevolent, the Merciful Walaikum assalam wa […]

Islamic Knowledge Podcasts

Download podcasts directly onto your device by visiting the SeekersHub Podcast or click on each individual link for direct download. . The Prophet – A Tremendous Blessing In His Book, Allah Most High describes the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) as a person of tremendous character. In this khutba, Shaykh Faraz Rabbani explains what a tremendous blessing […]