The virtues and importance of azan

Children’s hadith

The virtues and importance of azan

Muhammad Javed Attari Madani

The Prophet Muhammad صَلَّى الـلّٰـهُ عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم said:

اِذَا نَادَى الْمُنَادِي فُتِحَتْ اَبْوَابُ السَّمَاءِ وَاسْتُجِيبَ الدُّعَاء

“When the muezzin calls the azan, the doors of the skies are opened, and supplications are accepted.”[1]

The call summoning Muslims to prayer, which involves declaration of the words Allahu Akbar, is called the azan. It is an act of worship. Those who deliver and listen to it receive an abundance of reward. It contains many blessings and uproots fear. Wherever it is called, mercy descends and Satan flees.  

Dear children, azan has great significance, so it must be respected. When azan is called in the masjid, stop whatever you are doing and listen to it. Repeat what the muezzin says after he says it. This is a means of gaining good deeds and pleasing Allah. Duāˈs are accepted after the azan is given.

Make sure to recite the specific duāˈ to be read after azan, although other duāˈs can be made too. The duāˈ to recite after the azan is delivered can be found in the booklet Blessings of Azan.

May Allah grant us the ability to understand the importance of the azan and gain its blessings.

اٰمِیْن بِجَاہِ خاتَمِ النَّبِیّیْن صلَّی اللہ علیہ واٰلہٖ وسلَّم

[1] Mustadrak li al-ākim: 2048




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