How should one reply to the Azaan if one forgot to reply from the beginning?

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Q: If a person did not repeat the words of the Azaan immediately after the muazzin but only remembered at the end of the azaan at the time when the muazzin reached Hayya Alal Falaah, can he repeat the words from the beginning of the azaan or he should only repeat the words of the muazzin from hayya alal falaah?


A: He should repeat the words from the beginning of the Azaan.

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

ولم أر حكم ما إذا فرغ المؤذن ولم يتابعه السامع هل يجيب بعد فراغه وينبغي أنه إن طال الفصل لا يجيب وإلا يجيب (البحر الرائق 1/452)

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Mufti Zakaria Motala

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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