The Most Eligible People to Echo Adhan and Iqamah

Islamic Law: The most eligible people to echo Adhan and Iqamah ~ Hi all readers! In a number of previous articles, I have explained about several discussions about adhan and iqamah. Well, in this article I will explain about who has the most right to say adhan and who has the most right to say iqamah. Indeed, the discussion about this seems trivial. But in Islamic teachings there is a clear classification of it. Maybe it’s because there is a difference between the two; there is a call explaining that a prayer can be done, while iqamah is a sign that the prayer will be done together will be done soon.

As always, before I explain this discussion further, I will quote a hadith that is specifically related to this discussion. The hadith that I mean is as follows;

عَنْ أَبِيْ هُرَيْرَةَ رَضِيَ اللهُ عَنْهُ قَالَ : قَالَ رَسُوْلُ اللهِ صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ : الْمُؤَذِّنُ أَمْلَكُ بِالْأَذَانِ وَالْإِمَامُ أَمْلَكُ بِالْإِقَامَةِ . رَوَاهُ اِبْنُ عَدِّي

From Abu Hurairah radliyallaahu anhu, he said, “The Messenger of Allah sallallaahu alaihi wa sallam said, “The person who proclaims Adhan is more entitled to proclaim adhan, while the person who will lead the prayer is more entitled to recite the iqamah.” The hadith is narrated by Ibnu ‘Addi.


Prayer Between Adhan and Iqamah and the Virtues

The Law of Answering Adhan and the Procedure

All readers! If we understand the hadith above, then of course we already know, that the person who has the right to do adhan is the person who usually proclaims adhan. Perhaps a more appropriate explanation is, people who are able to pay attention to the important points that I have explained in the previous article. While the person who has the most right to say iqamah is the person who will lead the prayer. That is the Islamic provision about this based on the hadith.

There are some important things related to the hadith above that we need to know;

One; People who echo adhan are people who is trusted to pay attention to prayer times. He was assigned to monitor it.

Two; Prayer (salat) cannot be done except with a signal given by the person who will lead the prayer or with his arrival. So, it cannot be dependent on permission.

The person who has narrated the hadith above is Ibn ‘Addi. His full name is Abdullah bin ‘Addi al-Jurjani. He was one of the leading Muslim scholars who wrote the book al-Kaamil fii al-Jarhi wa at-Ta’diil. He was born in 277 hijria and died in 365 hijria.

A brief explanation of the most eligible people to echo Adhan and Iqamah. Now, do you understand? The problem is simple and the explanation that I have conveyed is very clear. So, I hope you understand! But, if you have questions, please ask!

I think that is enough for this article. May be useful! Amen!

See you again in the next article!


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