Islamic Call to Prayer – [Islam Calls You]

Adhan – The Call For Prayers
In The Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful

Adhan is the first call to prayer. The Adhan is uttered in a loud, albeit sweet melodious, voice to announce to the faithful that it is time for the Obligatory Prayer and to invite them to offer the prayers.

Those who perform Adhan are known as ‘Muezzin.’ The honour of being the first Muezzin goes to Hazrat Bilal, a black slave who converted to Islam. He had a very sweet, resonant and musical voice. He was appointed as Muezzin by the Prophet of Islam. The appointment of a black slave as the first person to call Muslims for prayers, shows that in Islam all human beings are treated as equals.

Rich or poor, black or white, short or tall – all are equal in the eyes of Allah. It is the piety of each individual that makes the difference.

Play this video to listen to Azan

 

Adhan is recited in a loud voice by the Muezzin facing the direction of the Ka’ba in the following words, which are said in the order mentioned:

Allahu Akbar” – recited FOUR times.

Meaning, “Allah is Most Great.”(four times)

Ash-hadu an la ilaha ill-Allah” – recited TWO times.

Meaning, “I bear witness that there is none worthy of being worshipped except Allah.”(twice)

Ash-hadu anna Muhammad-ar-Rasoolullah” – recited TWO times.

Meaning, “I bear witness that Muhammad is the Apostle of Allah.”(recited twice)

Hayya ‘alas-Salah” – recited TWO times.

Meaning, “Come to prayer.”(turning the face alone to the right and saying it twice)

Hayya ‘alal-falah” – recited TWO times.

Meaning, “Come to Success.”(turning the face alone to the left and saying it twice)

Allahu Akbar” – recited TWO times.

Meaning, “Allah is Most Great” (face back to front and saying it two times).

Morning (Fajr) Prayers

The following phrase is added after “Hayya ‘alal-falah” in the Azan of the early morning prayers:

As-salatu khairum minannaum” – recited Two times.

Meaning, “Prayer is better than sleep” (recited two times).

”La ilaha illallah” There is no deity except for Allah.

 

Someone from Switzerland was doing some research on Adhan and people behavior.. Have a look at the video below;

During Adhan, it is normally that people should stop on what they are doing,  hear the Adhan and prepare for prayer.

Have a look at the video below, originally made by my friends here in Oman Smile

From Oman

 

More to come, Regarding Adhan, Space & Time in my next future posts. InShaAllah

More on Adhan from Wikipedia

4 responses to “Islamic Call to Prayer – [Islam Calls You]

  1. This was a very interesting and enlightening post Mundhir! Thank you for sharing it, it’s awesome to learn and gain a greater understanding of Islam. I read this on my mobile this morning at work…yes😉 I admit I was having a little “scive” at the time lol🙂 I have thought about what you have said here all day. One point that has stood out to me personally and I believe speaks volumes about Islam is your comment “The honour of being the first Muezzin goes to Hazrat Bilal, a black slave who converted to Islam.” I thought that was amazing and and to know that filled the Wolfie heart with a deep respect. “The appointment of a black slave as the first person to call Muslims for prayers, shows that in Islam all human beings are treated as equals.” – that is so true and in my humble opinion an awesome reflection on Islam. I regularly see the dedication of my muslim work collegues as they stop whatever it is they are doing at the time and prepare for prayer. Other faiths could learn much from their example. Oh…the last vid, made by your good friends in Oman feels I should not take a look at it tonight…it seems to have an unobliging mind of it’s own and is claiming to have an error occurring and that I should try again later! Maybe I will be more successful at work tomorrow🙂 I look forward to your future posts regarding Adhan, and in the meantime will take a peep at Wiki’! And yes I know…lol…this is a very long comment!!!! Sorry about that!
    Long commenty skies!!!😉

    • Thanks Europa🙂 , I’m happy that you’ve learnt something new😉
      You have very good view Europa. About the last video, it’s strange at the beginning but it’s related to the topic and it holds it’s own message at the end..watch it once you have time🙂 . By the way, your comment is not that long..I liked the way you wrote it and it took me less than a minute to read it😉 . Hopefully i will write more regarding Adhan, space & time once i have the time🙂 to write about it.

      Clear skies Europa🙂

  2. hi Mundhir!!! this is Maria ( Madrid.spain) thank you so much for sharing your post and web..I really enjoy learning what you send and I’m more and more interested in arabic world….please keep doing it. hope you are ok

    • Hi Maria🙂 Thanks, I’m pleased that you’re enjoyed my posts. I’m doing great and hope you’re doing great over there in Madrid.

      Surely I will post more & more brilliant posts🙂

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