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Forgetting a phrase in the azaan

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Q: If during the Azaan, one forgets to call out a certain phrase, then what should one do?


A: If one remembers during the Azaan or immediately upon completing the Azaan before speaking, then he should recite the phrase that he had forgotten and continue from that point (from the phrase that he had forgotten in order for the entire Azaan to be called out according to the sunnah sequence). However, if he remembers after completing the Azaan and he had spoken then he should repeat the Azaan from the beginning.

And Allah Ta’ala knows best.

ويرتب بين كلمات الأذان والإقامة كما شرع كذا في محيط السرخسي وإذا قدم في أذانه أو في إقامته بعض الكلمات على بعض نحو أن يقول أشهد أن محمدا رسول الله قبل قوله أشهد أن لا إله إلا الله فالأفضل في هذا أن ما سبق على أوانه لا يعتد به حتى يعيده في أوانه وموضعه (الفتاوى الهندية 1/56)

Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)

This answer was collected from MuftiOnline.co.za, 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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