The Call for the Prayer


The Call for the Prayer

When the prayer time sets in it's a rewardable deed for a Muslim to call for the prayer with a raised voice. This is called the Adhan. The person who calls Muslims for prayer stands after performing Ablution in a high place facing the Qibla and says the Adhan.

As for the call for the dawn prayer, the Fajr prayer, the caller, adds after saying the second Haia alal fala, As salatus khairum minan naum, what means "prayer is better than sleep".

It is a rewardable deed for the Muslim hearing the call to the prayer to repeat the same words except when he says "Haia alas salaah" and "Haia alal falah", instead one would say "La Hawla wala Quwwata ila Billah'. So when you hear the Muezzin say "ALLAHU AKBAR ALLAHU AKBAR" it's recommended for you to repeat "ALLAHU AKBAR ALLAHU AKBAR". He says "ASHHADU ALLA ILAHA ILLALLAH" you say "ASHHADU ALLA ILAHA ILLALLAH", and so on. But when he says Haia alas salaah you say La Hawala wala Quwwata, and when later he says Haia alal falah, it's recommended for you to say La Hawla wala Quwwata.

And then after the person calling the people for prayer has finished his call and people are gathered to do one of the obligatory prayers, one of those people, and it's better for it to be the caller, makes the last call before starting the prayer, this is called the Iqamah. And then right after that the prayer starts. It is rewardable to perform "As-Salatu^alan Nabiyy after every call to the prayer and the call to the prayer. Meaning when the Muezzin finishes the call of the prayer it's recommended to say As-Salatu^alan Nabiyy, this means: may Allah raise the rank of Prophet Muhammad.