Is it permissible for a woman to give the Adhan to a newborn?

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I wanted to find out whether it is allowed for women to do azan on a newborn child? Is there difference of opinions as I know some woman practice this. 


In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.

As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullāhi wa-barakātuh.

If there are no males present to perform the Adhan, then a woman may perform it.[1]

And Allah Ta’āla Knows Best 

Saleem khan

Student Darul Iftaa
Bradford, UK

Checked and Approved by,
Mufti Ebrahim Desai.



الأذكار للنووي ت الأرنؤوط (ص: 286)

وقد روينا في كتاب ابن السني عن الحسين بن عليّ رضي الله عنهما قال: قال رسول الله (صلى الله عليه وسلم) : ” مَنْ وُلِدَ لَهُ مَوْلُودٌ فأذَّنَ في أُذُنِهِ اليُمْنَى، وأقامَ في أُذُنِهِ اليُسْرَى لَمْ تَضُرّهُ أُمُّ الصبيان “

 [فتاوى محموديه ج ٩ ص ١٦٠ ميرت]

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