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The Call For Prayer

The Call For Prayer (Adhan) الأذان

The Call for Prayer

فَضلُ الأذانِ

1- رسولُ اللهِ‏ِ (صَلَّيَ اللهُ عَلَيهِ وَ آلِهِ) : قُمْ يا بِلالُ فأرِحْنا بالصَّلاةِ.

1- The Prophet (S) said, ‘Stand up, Bilal, and relieve us with the [call for] prayer.’[Kanz al-’Ummal, no. 20954]

2- رسولُ اللهِ‏ِ (صَلَّيَ اللهُ عَلَيهِ وَ آلِهِ) : إنّ الشَّيطانَ إذا سَمِعَ النِّداءَ بالصَّلاةِ هَرَبَ.

2- The Prophet (S) said, ‘Satan flees when he hears the call for prayer.’[Ibid. no. 20951]

3- رسولُ اللهِ‏ِ (صَلَّيَ اللهُ عَلَيهِ وَ آلِهِ) : إنّ أهلَ السَّماءِ لا يَسْمَعُونَ مِن أهلِ الأرضِ شَيئا إلّا الأذانَ.

3- The Prophet (S) said, ‘The inhabitants of Heaven hear nothing from the inhabitants of the earth except for the call for prayer.’[Ibid. no. 20934]

The Caller to Prayer

المُؤَذِّنُ

4- رسولُ اللهِ‏ِ (صَلَّيَ اللهُ عَلَيهِ وَ آلِهِ): يُغْفَرُ للمؤذّنِ مَدُّ صَوتِهِ وبَصَرِهِ، ويُصدِّقُهُ كلُّ رطْبٍ ويابِسٍ، وله مِن كُلِّ مَن يُصلّي بأذانِه حَسَنةٌ.

4- The Prophet (S) said, ‘The caller to prayer is forgiven for raising his voice and his eyes; every wet and dry thing testifies to his credibility; and he receives a reward for everyone that prays in response to his call.’[Bihar al-Anwar, v. 84, p. 104, no. 2]

5- الإمامُ عليٌّ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ) : لِيؤذّنْ لَكُم أفصحُكُمْ ، وَلْيؤمّكُمْ أفقهُكُم .

5- Imam Ali (a.s.) said, ‘Let the most eloquent from among you call for the prayer, and the most knowledgeable from among you lead the prayer.’[Da’aim al-Islam, v. 1, p. 147]

Reciting the Call for Prayer in the Ears

الأذانُ في الاُذُن

6- رسولُ اللهِ‏ِ (صَلَّيَ اللهُ عَلَيهِ وَ آلِهِ) : يا عليُّ ، إذا وُلِدَ لكَ غُلامٌ أو جاريةٌ فأذِّنْ في اُذنِه اليُمنى وأقِمْ في اليُسرى ؛ فإنّه لا يَضُرُّهُ الشّيطانُ أبداً.

6- The Prophet (S) said, ‘O Ali! When a son or daughter is born to you, recite the adhan in his [or her] right ear and the iqama in the left ear; then Satan will never harm him [or her].’[Tuhaf al-’Uqul, no. 13]

7- الإمامُ الصّادقُ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ) : مَن ساءَ خُلُقُه فأَذِّنوا في اُذنِهِ.

7- Imam al-Sadiq (a.s.) said, ‘He whose manners deviate, recite the adhan in his ear.’[Bihar al-Anwar, v. 104, p. 122, no. 61]