Dua after Adhan (call to salah or prayer)

Are you aware of the Dua after Adhan?

Every time we hear Azan or Adhan (the call to salah or prayer), most of us do not know what to do. Do you know that there is a Dua after Adhan that has been taught to to us in Islam. It has been legislated in Islam that whenever muadhin pronounces the Adhan, the one hearing it must reply as taught by Rasuallah (sallallahu alahi wassalam).

So here is what you need to say when Azan goes on and what to say after it is completed:

When Azan is pronounced, Repeat each statement what the Mu’aththin says, except for when he says:

“حَيَّ عَلَى الصَّلاَةِ وَحَيَّ عَلَى الْفَلَاحِ”

Hayya ‘alas-Salaah (hasten to the prayer) and Hayya ‘alal-Falaah (hasten to salvation). Here you should say:

“لَا حَوْلَ وَلَا قُوَّةَ إِلَّا بِاللهِ”
Laa hawla wa laa quwwata ‘illaa billaah (There is no might and no power except by Allah).

[Reference: Al-Bukhari 1/152, Muslim 1/288].

Dua after adhan

Wa ‘anaa ‘ash-hadu ‘an laa ‘ilaaha ‘illallaahu wahdahu laa shareeka lahu wa ‘anna Muhammadan ‘abduhu wa Rasooluhu, radheetu billaahi Rabban, wa bi-Muhammadin Rasoolan wa bil’islaami deenan.

I bear witness that none has the right to be worshiped but Allah alone, Who has no partner, and that Muhammad is His slave and His Messenger. I am pleased with Allah as my Lord, with Muhammad as my Messenger and with Islam as my religion.1 [To be recited in Arabic after the Mu’aththin’s Tashahhud or the words of affirmation of Faith] 2

Reference:
1 Muslim 1/290.
2Ibn Khuzaymah 1/220.

Simlarly, once the call to prayer is pronounced, one must immediately make this Dua after Adhan:

اللّهُـمَّ رَبَّ هَذِهِ الدّعْـوَةِ التّـامَّة وَالصّلاةِ القَـائِمَة آتِ محَـمَّداً الوَسيـلةَ وَالْفَضـيلَة وَابْعَـثْه مَقـامـاً مَحـموداً الَّذي وَعَـدْتَه إِنَّـكَ لا تُـخْلِفُ الميـعاد.

Allaahumma Rabba haathihid-da ‘watit-taammati wassalaatil-qaa’imati, ‘aati Muhammadanil-waseelata walfadheelata, wab ‘ath-hu maqaamam-mahmoodanil-lathee wa’adtahu, [‘innaka laa tukhliful-mee’aad]

After replying to the call of Mu’aththin. you should recite in Arabic Allah’s blessings on the Prophet.

O Allah , Lord of this perfect call and established prayer. Grant Muhammad the intercession and favor, and raise him to the honored station You have promised him, [verily You do not neglect promises].

Reference:
Al-Bukhari 1/152, and the addition between brackets is from Al-Bayhaqi 1/410 with a good (Hasan) chain of narration. See ‘Abdul-Azlz bin Baz’s Tuhfatul-‘Akhyar, pg. 38.

Between the call to prayer and the ‘Iqamah, you should supplicate Allah for yourself. Invocation during this time is not rejected.

Hope this Dua after Adhan is regularly recited by you hereafter!

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