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Ramadan 2010 (Pearls of Light)


The Introduction of Azaan

After the completion of Masjid-e-Nabawee Shareef, there had still been no medium through which the people could be informed of the time regarding congregational Salah.

When Rasoolullah (S.A.W) consulted the Sahaba Ikraam (R.A) regarding this, some suggested a fire be lit, some said a bell should be used, while others proposed a bugle (horn) be used.

These methods were not preferred by Rasoolullah (S.A.W) as they were also used by the Kuffaar to gather people. Hence, Hazrat Umar Farooq (R.A) said that someone should go around Madina announcing the time of Salah.

The Holy Prophet (S.A.W) liked this idea and ordered Hazrat Bilal (R.A) to do so, who would pass through the city saying, "As-Salaatu Jaami'atun", for all five daily Salah.

It was during this time that a Sahaabi named Hazrat Abdullah bin Zaid Ansaari (R.A) had a dream in which the Azaan (i.e. the present Azaan) was being read, a dream thereafter seen by Rasoolullah (S.A.W), Hazrat Umar Farooq (R.A) and other Sahaba (R.A) as well.

Rasoolullah (S.A.W) accepted this as an order from Allah (S.W.T) and instructed Hazrat Abdullah bin Zaid (R.A) to teach Hazrat Bilal (R.A) its words, seeing that he had a louder voice; and thus, from that day onwards and until Qiyaamah, the method of reading Azaan had begun. (Zarqaani, Vol. 1, Pg.376)

The Devil turns his Back

Hazrat Abu Hurairah (R.A) reported that the Messenger of Allah has said, “When the call to prayer is made, the Devil turns his back and breaks wind so as not to hear the call being made. When the call is finished, he turns round.

When the second call to prayer (Iqaamah) is made, he turns his back, and when it finishes, he turns round to distract the man, saying, ‘remember such and such; remember such and such’, referring to something the man did not have in mind. This results in that the man does not know how much he has prayed”. (Bukhari and Muslim)

Reward for Saying Azaan

The Holy Prophet (S.A.W) has said “If people knew how much reward there is for calling the Azaan, then there would be fighting of swords bet