Asalamu-alaikum Mufti Sahab, in replying to azaan should we say “(sallahu alahai wasallam) ” while replying to “Ashadu Anna Muhammed ar Rasoolullah” are we supposed to say (sallahu alahai wasallam) …one mufti here calls it makroof..one calls it bidah and third calls it mustahabb b) is the hadith that mentions replying back to “Qadqamatis Salah” unauthentic?
1. According to the narrators of Hadith, we are supposed to repeat the exact
words of the Muazzin except for ‘Hayya alas Salaah’ and ‘Hayya alal Falaah’.
There is no mention of saying the words, ‘Sallallaahu Alayhi Wasallam’.
However, if one does so, without thinking it to be necessary, then we do not
see any harm in it.
2. This Hadith is recorded by Imaam Abu Dawud in his Sunah, Hadith529. The
chain of narrators have been classified as weak. (Mukhtasar al-Munzhiri
vol.1 pg.285). However, such a Hadith can be used to establish Istihbaab?
The fact that it is weak does not necessitate its total rejection.
and Allah Ta’ala Knows Best
Moulana Muhammad ibn Moulana Haroon Abbassommar
FACULTY OF SPECIALTY IN HADITH
CHECKED AND APPROVED: Mufti Ebrahim Desai