Making Salaam at the time of Adhaan

Question:- Is it correct to make Salaam to one that is calling the Adhaan, or responding to the Adhaan? Answer:- In Ashraful Ahkaam, Maulana Ashraf Ali Thanwi Rahimahullah has written that one should not make Salaam on the following occasions: When someone is engaged...

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Responding to the Adhaan at the time of Iftaar

Question:- At the time of Iftaar during the month of Ramadaan, should we stop eating and respond to the Adhaan when the Muazzin pauses, or should we respond to the entire Adhaan and then partake of Iftaar? Answer:- There is no doubt that responding to the Adhaan is of...

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Should a menstruating woman respond to the Adhaan

Question:- We came across a Mas'ala which states that it is Makrooh for a woman in the state of Haidh to reply to the Adhaan. Most of us were unaware of this ruling. Can you kindly explain the following: 1) What is the reason for this? (By asking this question by no...

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Zuhr Adhaan during Zawaal time

Question:- 1. What is the ruling if Zuhr Adhaan is called during Zawaal time? 2. Is the time of Zawaal the full 5 minutes as advertised on the Salaah time tables? Answer:-  1. The Zuhr Adhaan should be called out after Zawaal, and not during Zawaal time, as the time...

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Calling the Adhaan from the Masjid

Question:- What is the ruling with regard to calling the Adhaan from the Masjid? Some Masaajid have the mic next to the Mimbar for the Muaddhin to call out Adhaan. Answer:-  The Muazzin should call the Adhaan from an elevated area so that his voice may reach the...

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Performing the Sunnah Salaah before the Adhaan

Question:- Is it permissible to read the Sunnats of a Salaah before the Adhaan for that Salaah has been called out? What if you hear the Adhaan of a certain Masjid which is earlier, and make your Sunnats, and then head to another Masjid where the Adhaan is much later...

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Muazzin omitting words of the Adhaan

Question:- 1. What should be done if the words 'As Salaatu Khairum Minan Nawm' is omitted in the Fajr Adhaan? 2. What is the ruling if the Adhaan is called out before the Salaah time sets in? Answer:- It is Mustahab to say the words ‘As Salaatu Khairum Minan Nawm’ in...

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Calling out the Adhaan when performing Salaah at home

Question:- If a person is performing Salaah at home, then should the Adhaan and Iqaamah be called out, or only the Iqaamah? Answer:- It is best for a person to call out the Adhaan coupled with the Iqaamah. However, if he only calls out the Iqaamah, then too it is...

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