A Question about Azan: oh Allah, send Your
blessings on our master Muhammad
Question: Regarding what some people do here in Jordan and in other countries on hearing the
Muazzin (caller to Prayer) conclude the Adhan (call to prayer) saying: “oh Allah, send Your
blessings on our master Muhammad, his family and Companions.” Is it permissible? What is
the ruling on this?
Answer: This issue requires explaining. If the Muazzin says it inaudibly, it is permissible for him and
for whoever replies after him. The Prophet (S) stated: Whenever you hear the
Muazzin, say what he says then confer peaces upon me, for whoever confers blessings upon me once,
Allah will confer ten blessings upon him, then ask Allah to grant me Al Wasilah, which is a rank in Jannah that will be
granted to only one servant of Allah, and I hope I will be this one, and whoever asks (Allah) to grant me Al Wasilah, the intercession will be his right.
(Related by Muslim in his Sahih book of Hadith) Al Bukhari also narrated in his Sahihon the authority of Jabir ibn Abdullah (may Allah be pleased with them) that Allah’s Messenger (s) stated: Whoever recites: “oh Allah, Lord of
this perfect Da
wah (call) and the established Salah (prayer), grant Muhammad the Wasilah and superiority, and raise him up to the praiseworthy rank, which You have promised him" upon hearing Azan, my intercession will be their right on the Day of Resurrection.
But if the Muazzin pronounces this audibly the same way he pronounces the Azan, this is a Bidah (innovation in Islam), because he
gives people the false impression it is part of the Azan. Thus, this addition to the Adhan is impermissible, as the concluding words of the Azan are ‘La ilaha Illa Allah (There is no deity but Allah)’.
It is impermissible to add anything after that, for had there been any good in this, the Salaf (righteous predecessors) would have been the first to do so.
Not only this, but for a greater reason, which is that Prophet would have taught and prescribed it to his Ummah (community). He (s) stated: Whoever performs an act which is not of our affair, religion, it is to be rejected.
(Related by Muslim in his Sahih book of Hadith and its origin is the Two
Sahih Books of Hadith (i.e. AlBukhari and Muslim) from a Hadith narrated by
Aishah (may Allah be pleased with her). I ask Allah (Glorified be He) to grant us and all our brothers a profound understanding of Islam, and support us in abiding by it, for He is the AllHearer, EverNear. Assalamualaykum warahmatullah wabarakatuh (May Allah’s Peace, Mercy, and Blessings be upon you!)