Replying to the Azaan

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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)

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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