Turning the head in iqaamah

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Q: I require clarification on the following. When giving Iqaamah for each Salaah, should the one giving the Iqaamath turn his head to the right and left while saying ‘Hayya’alas Salaah’ and ‘Hayya’alal Falaah’ respectively or should he look forward? Is it mandatory as in Azaan?


A: Refer to

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


 Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)

This answer was collected from, where the questions have been answered by Mufti Zakaria Makada (Hafizahullah), who is currently a senior lecturer in the science of Hadith and Fiqh at Madrasah Ta’leemuddeen, Isipingo Beach, South Africa.

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