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  • Sunnah Of Azan Based On Dreams Of Sahaba

    Posted by Tanveer Mughal on July 1, 2022 at 10:33 am

    Sunnat k baray men Ghamidi sab btatay hen k sunnat tamam anbiya k haan se chali aa rhi hai aur nabi kareem (saw) ne is ki tajdeed o tarmeem kar k isy ummat men jaari farmaya. Azaan bhi sunnat hi se milti hai. Lekin rwayat se pata chalta hai k nabi kareen (saw) ny tareeqa-e-munaadi-e-namaz teh karny k liye sahaba se mashwara kiya tha. Azaan ek deeni hukam tha to nabi pak ny is k liye logon se mashwara q kiya? Asoolan, kiya kisi sunnat ki tafseelaat Allah taala hi ki jaanib se hoti hai ya kuch sunatain logon mashwaray se bhi mutayyan ki gai?

    Umer replied 1 month, 2 weeks ago 2 Members · 4 Replies
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  • Sunnah Of Azan Based On Dreams Of Sahaba

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  • Umer

    Moderator July 2, 2022 at 8:13 am

    It is Prophet Muhammad (sws) alone who in this world is the sole source of religion. It is only through him that man can receive divine guidance and it is only he who, through his words, deeds or tacit approvals, has the authority to regard something as part of Islam until the Day of Judgement. Therefore, when some companion(s) saw dream in this regard and Prophet Muhammad (sws) approved it and intitiated it through his approval, it will be considered as religion. It doesn’t matter how it was initiated, what matters is that whatever is initiated through words, deeds and approvals of Prophet Muhammad (sws) as religion is done so under divine command.

    Azan falls under bigger Sunnah of Salah which has always remained a part of Sunnah of all prophets with Azan being a way to call for the prayers. It is possible that a certain way to call for prayers had existed for all the previous nations as well, but this specific wording of Azan was inititated through Prophet Muhammad (sws) after his approval.

    Following is what Ghamidi Sahab writes regarding Adhan:

    According to a dream seen by the Companions (rta) regarding the adhan mentioned in various narratives and as per which the Prophet (sws) directed them to say the adhan and the iqamah, the words of the adhan have been repeated in the following manner (https://sunnah.com/abudawud:499):

    اللهُ اَكْبَرُ ، اللهُ اَكْبَرُ ، اللهُ اَكْبَرُ ، اللهُ اَكْبَرُ ؛اَشْهَدُ اَنْ لاَ اِلهَ اِلاَّ اللهَُ ، اَشْهَدُ اَنْ لاَ اِلهَ اِلاَّ اللهَُ ؛ اَشْهَدُ اَنَّمُحَمَّدًا رَسُولُ اللهِ ، اَشْهَدُ اَنَّمُحَمَّدًا رَسُولُ اللهِ ؛حَيَّ عَلَى الصَّلوةِ ، حَيَّ عَلَى الصَّلوةِ ؛ حَيَّ عَلَى الْفَلَاحِ ، حَيَّ عَلَى الْفَلَاحِ ؛ اللهُ اَكْبَرُ ، اللهُ اَكْبَرُ ؛لاَ اِلهَ اِلاَّ اللهَُ

    Thus it has been reported that in the times of the Prophet (sws), the words of adhan were generally repeated twice. (https://sunnah.com/bukhari:605)

    Abu Mahdhurah reports that when the Prophet (sws) taught him the adhan, he said: You should say (https://sunnah.com/abudawud:503):

    اللهُ اَكْبَرُ ، اللهُ اَكْبَرُ ، اللهُ اَكْبَرُ ، اللهُ اَكْبَرُ ؛اَشْهَدُ اَنْ لاَ اِلهَ اِلَاَّ اللهَُ ، اَشْهَدُ اَنْ لاَ اِلهَ اِلاَّ اللهَُ ؛ اَشْهَدُ اَنَّمُحَمَّدًا رَسُولُ اللهِ ، اَشْهَدُ اَنَّمُحَمَّدًا رَسُولُ اللهِ

    Then repeat:

    اَشْهَدُ اَنْ لاَ اِلهَ اِلاَّ اللهَُ ، اَشْهَدُ اَنْ لاَ اِلهَ اِلاَّ اللهَُ ؛ اَشْهَدُ اَنَّمُحَمَّدًا رَسُولُ اللهِ ، اَشْهَدُ اَنْمُحَمَّدًا رَسُولُ اللهِ

    Then say:

    حَيَّ عَلَى الصَّلوةِ ، حَيَّ عَلَى الصَّلوةِ ؛ حَيَّ عَلَى الْفَلَاحِ ، حَيَّ عَلَى الْفَلَاحِ ؛ اللهُ اَكْبَرُ ، اللهُ اَكْبَرُ ؛لاَ اِلهَ اِلاَّ اللهَُ

    He also reports: “The Prophet (sws) asked me to say اَشْهَدُ اَنْ لاَ اِلهَ اِلاَّ اللهَُ andاَشْهَدُ اَنَّمُحَمَّدًا رَسُولُ اللهِ twice in a low tone and twice loudly. He also said that in the fajr prayer, say: الصَّلوةُ خَيْرٌ مِنْ النَّوْمِ، الصَّلوةُ خَيْرٌ مِنْ النَّوْمِ (the prayer is better than sleep) after حَيَّ عَلَى الْفَلَاحِ.” (https://sunnah.com/abudawud:500).

    (Excerpt from Meezan: Javed Ahmed Ghamidi)

    (English Rendering by Dr. Shehzad Saleem)

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    Please also refer to the video below from 5:35 to 10:31

    Alternative Link: ilm-o-Hikmat 16-08-2020

  • Tanveer Mughal

    Member July 6, 2022 at 7:58 pm

    Azaan is also used as prayer call in jews and christians. So it was nothing new to be implemented. Which made it obvious that azaan should be used for this purpose in shariat e muhammadi also. Little modifications by prophet in previous way of azaan should had to be done like he did in salat etc.

    • Umer

      Moderator July 7, 2022 at 1:20 pm

      In my understanding, Christians never had any call to prayer similar to Azan. In the early Church, different methods were used to call the worshippers: playing trumpets, hitting wooden planks, shouting, or using a courier. Greek monasteries would ring a semantron (flat metal plate) to announce services. By the end of the 7th century, larger bells originating from Campania and Nola were cast. The bells consequently took the eponymous names of campana and nola from cities. By the early Middle Ages, church bells became common throughout the rest of Europe, and were most likely spread by the Irish missionaries and their Celtic influence.

      Call to Prayer in jews, known as BAREKHU, has very minor similarity with our Azan. It is opening word of the call to worship at the formal beginning of the daily morning and evening services. The full invocation is Barekhu et Adonai ha-mevorakh (“Bless ye the Lord who is [to be] blessed“). The congregation responds Barukh Adonai ha-mevorakh le-olam va-ed (“Blessed be the Lord who is [to be] blessed for ever and ever“). Bless,” in this context, is the equivalent of “praise.” Barekhu is also recited by the person who is called up to the Torah reading and is followed by the same congregational response. In some traditions, it is also recited at the end of Service. At one time, It was also used as a summons to recite Grace after Meals. It is more closer to ‘Alhamdulillah‘ and/or ‘Bismillah‘ being recited among Muslims than to Azan.

  • Umer

    Moderator January 16, 2024 at 12:58 am

    Please also refer to the video below from 45:06 to 47:05 and from 51:29 to 52:41

    https://youtu.be/UK_doW9QKHM?si=3FPokHsm24qaTSLL&t=2706

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