Replying to the Azaan

Q: Should we reply to the adhaan by repeating its words and also saying the dua after adhan when it is heard in this three different scenarios:

1. On the radio (even if it is from another country such as Saudi Arabia)

2. From the masjid (loudspeakers)

3. From the masjid (no loudspeakers)


A: 1, 2, 3. If it is live, then one should respond to it.

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


Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)