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What to say upon hearing the Adhan

Abu Saeed Khudri RadhiAllah Anhu narrated that Allah’s Messenger SallAllahu Alaihi Wasallam said:

« إِذَا سَمِعْتُمُ النِّدَاءَ فَقُولُوا مِثْلَ مَا يَقُولُ الْمُؤَذِّنُ »

“When you hear the call (to prayer), repeat what the Muazzin pronounces” (Muslim)

The Messenger of Allah (SallAllahu Alaihi Wasallam) said:

«‏ إِذَا قَالَ الْمُؤَذِّنُ اللَّهُ أَكْبَرُ اللَّهُ أَكْبَرُ ‏.‏ فَقَالَ أَحَدُكُمُ اللَّهُ أَكْبَرُ اللَّهُ أَكْبَرُ ‏.‏ ثُمَّ قَالَ أَشْهَدُ أَنْ لاَ إِلَهَ إِلاَّ اللَّهُ ‏.‏ قَالَ أَشْهَدُ أَنْ لاَ إِلَهَ إِلاَّ اللَّهُ ثُمَّ قَالَ أَشْهَدُ أَنَّ مُحَمَّدًا رَسُولُ اللَّهِ ‏.‏ قَالَ أَشْهَدُ أَنَّ مُحَمَّدًا رَسُولُ اللَّهِ ‏.‏ ثُمَّ قَالَ حَىَّ عَلَى الصَّلاَةِ ‏.‏ قَالَ لاَ حَوْلَ وَلاَ قُوَّةَ إِلاَّ بِاللَّهِ ‏.‏ ثُمَّ قَالَ حَىَّ عَلَى الْفَلاَحِ ‏.‏ قَالَ لاَ حَوْلَ وَلاَ قُوَّةَ إِلاَّ بِاللَّهِ ‏.‏ ثُمَّ قَالَ اللَّهُ أَكْبَرُ اللَّهُ أَكْبَرُ ‏.‏ قَالَ اللَّهُ أَكْبَرُ اللَّهُ أَكْبَرُ ‏.‏ ثُمَّ قَالَ لاَ إِلَهَ إِلاَّ اللَّهُ ‏.‏ قَالَ لاَ إِلَهَ إِلاَّ اللَّهُ ‏.‏ مِنْ قَلْبِهِ دَخَلَ الْجَنَّةَ ‏»‏ (مسلم)

Translation:

When the Muazzin says: Allahu Akbar Allah is the Greatest, Allahu Akbar Allah is the Greatest, and one of you should make this response: Allahu Akbar Allah is the Greatest, Allahu Akbar Allah is the Greatest; (and when the Muazzin) says: Ash’hadu An la Ilaha illaAllah I testify that there is no god but Allah, one should respond: Ash’hadu An la Ilaha illaAllah I testify that there is no god but Allah, and when he says: Ash’hadu Anna Muhammadan Rasulullah I testify that Muhammad is the Messenger of Allah, one should make a response: Ash’hadu Anna Muhammadan Rasulullah I testify that Muhammad is Allah’s Messenger. When he (the Muazzin) says: Hayya Alas Salah Come to prayer, one should make a response: La haula wala quwwat illa billah There is no might and no power except with Allah. When he (the Muazzin) says: Hayya Alal Falah Come to salvation, one should respond: La haula wala quwwat illa billah There is no might and no power except with Allah, and when he (the Muazzin) says: Allahu Akbar Allah is the Greatest, Allahu Akbar Allah is the Greatest, then make a response: Allahu Akbar Allah is the Greatest, Allahu Akbar Allah is the Greatest. When he (the Muazzin) says: la Ilaha illAllah There is no god but Allah, and he who makes a re-sponse from the heart: la Ilaha illAllah There is no god but Allah, he will enter Paradise. (Muslim)

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