Respect for the Azaan

Q: I would like to know what is the Sunnah regarding when the Adhan is being performed. At our Ibadaat Khanna a few of our Muslim brothers in Islam, are talking or having a conversation one of them is busy scrolling on his cell phone. This happens on a daily basis and  they are over 45 and 60 years of age.


A: This is not in keeping with the respect that is to be shown to the azaan.

And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.

وَمَن يُعَظِّمْ شَعَائِرَ اللَّـهِ فَإِنَّهَا مِن تَقْوَى الْقُلُوبِ ﴿الحج: ٣٢﴾

Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)