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Is it Permissible to Do the Call to prayer (adhan) in a Language Other Than Arabic?

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Answered by Shaykh Yusuf Weltch 

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Is it permissible to do the call to prayer (adhan) in a language other than Arabic?

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In the Name of Allah, the Most Merciful and Compassionate

The call to prayer does not count (i.e., is not valid) in any language other than Arabic. [Ibn ‘Abidin, Radd al-Muhtar]

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Allah knows best
[Shaykh] Yusuf Weltch

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Shaykh Yusuf Weltch is a teacher of Arabic, Islamic law, and spirituality. After accepting Islam in 2008, he then completed four years at the Darul Uloom seminary in New York, where he studied Arabic and the traditional sciences. He then traveled to Tarim, Yemen, where he stayed for three years studying in Dar Al-Mustafa under some of the greatest scholars of our time, including Habib Umar Bin Hafiz, Habib Kadhim al-Saqqaf, and Shaykh Umar al-Khatib. In Tarim, Shaykh Yusuf completed the memorization of the Qur’an and studied beliefs, legal methodology, hadith methodology, Qur’anic exegesis, Islamic history, and a number of texts on spirituality. He joined the SeekersGuidance faculty in the summer of 2019.

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