Friday, 14 June 2013

Shia Azaan (Call for Prayers) and Shia Iqaama (Set up for Prayers)

Azaan/ Adhan (Call for Prayers) is recited before Iqaama (Set up for Prayers), they are usually made when time for Salah/ Namaz/ Prayers have set in. Muslim sects differs slightly in their formats, even with compulsion/ weight-age each sentence carry, same happens with different Shia centers, following is conventional Shia Azaan.


Prophet Mohammed ordered Azaan after his migration to Madina, the person who delivers azaan is called 'Muezzin', first Muezzin of Islam was Bilal s/o Ribah who was a faithful companion/ Sahaabi of Prophet Mohammed. After the event of Ghadeer (Announcement of Ali's vice-regency), Salman Persian another faithful companion/ Sahaabi of Prophet Mohammed delivered azaan, this time he is reported to have recited: Ash'hadu anna Aliyyun Wali'allah (I testify Ali is Vicegerent of God). People instantly took objection and Prophet Mohammed himself made them know that this was exactly what he had announced just then.

Shia do not add sentences like, 'Prayer is better than sleep/ Assalaatu khaerum min an naum' in dawn azaan/ prayer's call because they were added by Umar s/o Khattab the second caliph during his reign but he did not had any authority to do so. Umar s/o Khattab is also noted in Shia history to have removed 'Hayya alaa khaeril a'mal/ Hasten towards best activity' for abrupt reasons. Shia also do not have any extra azaan on friday which again was an innovation, this time by Uthman s/o Affan third caliph during his reign.

Conventional Shia Azaan (Call for Prayers):

1 Allahu Akbar 
(God is Greatest)
2 Allahu Akbar 
(God is Greatest)
3 Allahu Akbar 
(God is Greatest)
4 Allahu Akbar 
(God is Greatest)
5 Ash'hadu an laa ilaaha ill Allah 
(I testify none is deity except God)
6 Ash'hadu an laa ilaaha ill Allah 
(I testify none is deity except God)
7 Ash'hadu anna Mohammadur Rasulallah 
(I testify Mohammed is Messenger of God)
8 Ash'hadu anna Mohammadur Rasulallah 
(I testify Mohammed is Messenger of God)
9 Ash'hadu anna Aliyyun Wali'allah 
(I testify Ali is Vicegerent of God)
10 Ash'hadu anna Aliyyun Hujjatullah 
(I testify Ali is Ambassador of God)
11 Hayya alas salaah 
(Hasten towards prayers)
12 Hayya alas salaah 
(Hasten towards prayers)
13 Hayya alal falaah 
(Hasten towards success)
14 Hayya alal falaah  
(Hasten towards success)
15 Hayya alaa khaeril a'mal 
(Hasten towards best activity)
16 Hayya alaa khaeril a'mal 
(Hasten towards best activity)
17 Allahu Akbar 
(God is Greatest)
18 Allahu Akbar 
(God is Greatest)
19 Laa ilaaha ill Allah 
(None is deity except God)
20 Laa ilaaha ill Allah 
(None is deity except God)

Iqaama (Set up for Prayers) is recited just when Salah/ Namaz/ Prayers is about to be started. In Congregational prayers/ Jama'at people continue to sit until the sentence 'Qad iqaamatis salaah/ Stand for Prayers' are said, people then stand to make rows for prayers.

Conventional Shia Iqama (Set up for Prayers)

1 Allahu Akbar 
(God is Greatest)
2 Allahu Akbar 
(God is Greatest)
3 Ash'hadu an laa ilaaha ill Allah 
(I testify none is deity except God)
4 Ash'hadu an laa ilaaha ill Allah 
(I testify none is deity except God)
5 Ash'hadu anna Mohammadur Rasulallah 
(I testify Mohammed is Messenger of God)
6 Ash'hadu anna Mohammadur Rasulallah 
(I testify Mohammed is Messenger of God)
7 Ash'hadu anna Aliyyun Wali'allah 
(I testify Ali is Vicegerent of God)
8 Ash'hadu anna Aliyyun Hujjatullah 
(I testify Ali is Ambassador of God)
9 Hayya alas salaah 
(Hasten towards prayers)
10 Hayya alas salaah 
(Hasten towards prayers)
11 Hayya alal falaah 
(Hasten towards success)
12 Hayya alal falaah  
(Hasten towards success)
13 Hayya alaa khaeril a'mal 
(Hasten towards best activity)
14 Hayya alaa khaeril a'mal 
(Hasten towards best activity)
15 Qad iqaamatis salaah 
(Stand for Prayers)
16 Qad iqaamatis salaah 
(Stand for Prayers)
17 Allahu Akbar 
(God is Greatest)
18 Allahu Akbar 
(God is Greatest)
19 Laa ilaaha ill Allah 
(None is deity except God)

In Salatul Eid/ festival prayers and Salat Janaza/ funeral prayers Azaan and Iqaama are not said, just three times 'Assalaat (the prayers)' are said loudly.

Shia rules also require Azaan to be recited in right ear and Iqaama to be recited in left ear of new born child, when the child is born.

Oh Allah! Peace and Salutation be upon Mohammed and House-hold of Mohammed.



24 comments:

  1. Namaz we read for our self not for heaven

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    1. Namaaz is farz meaning obligatory which means salaah is for Allah but yes we do benefit from it but you can't say it is only for ourself

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  4. Wallahi brother/sister repente before is too late, follow the sunnah of the prophet and leave any thing that will displeased Allah.

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  5. Wallahi dear my people, this is the correct path of azan, we should follow alike we are following our kind prophet (saw)
    Allahumma Salli ala Muhammad Wa aali Muhammad

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    1. Until you know the meaning of kafir dear brother do not comment on any one. Kafir is the one who is not a believer.. We don't know who is believer and who is not... Because we can read anyone's mind or heart... Rest Allah s. w. t knows best.

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    2. Salaam Alaykum brother,

      "O you who have believed, when you go forth [to fight] in the cause of Allah , investigate; and do not say to one who gives you [a greeting of] peace "You are not a believer," aspiring for the goods of worldly life; for with Allah are many acquisitions. You [yourselves] were like that before; then Allah conferred His favor upon you, so investigate. Indeed Allah is ever, with what you do, Acquainted."

      Secondly, you are saying we are kaffir because what? The Imam's peace be upon them are the family of Prophet, and naturally their teaching would be more knowledgeable than anyone outside of the family of the prophet. If you discrace the Imam's you are in turn insulting the son of Prophet PBUH, and may Allah forgive you for this.

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  8. Is there any hadith to support this azan from the other eleven caliphs

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  9. If not,then it is concocted. A Fabrication. No any other person names is to be mentioned in azan or ikamat except Allah and his Prophet. If Ali cannot interceed for us Muslims in judgement day, then this addition is wrong. Islam is all about the Allah and his guidance to the prophet

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    1. Is the addition of khairum min an naum correct?

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    2. Imam Ali and the Ahlul Bayt AS can intercede for their believers on the Day of Judgement.

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  10. I strongly believe with brother Abdul Rashid. No extra words other then Allah and Prophet. Shia Mullahs don't fabricate lies that will land u guys in hell.

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  11. Ash'hadu ana Aliyyun hujjatullah
    I testify Ali it's an ambassador of god
    (Is this the adhan of Bilal calling it in presence of the prophet) and if he did not then where did it came from?

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    1. Rasolullah (saw) said “If I had taken anyone as my closest friend I would have taken Abu Bakr, but he is my brother and companion,” Mind your words brother, correct them and repent to Allah and follow the sunnah if you want jannah. He (saw) said “My ummah will split into seventy-three sects, all of whom will be in Hell except one group.” They said: Who are they, O Messenger of Allaah? He said: “(Those who follow) that which I and my companions follow.”This being said why do you still blindly follow iblis and 'comment' Astaghfirullah. May Allah show you and every muslim guidance.

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