The Supplication after Adhan

Answered according to Shafi'i Fiqh by


Regarding the dua after Azan, is it as mentioned: “Allahumma Rabba hathihid-Daawatit tammah, wassalatil Qaimah ati Muhammadan alwaseelata wal fadeelah, (Wa darjathahu warrafeeha) wa ib’ath-hu maqaman mahmoodan allathee wa’adtah, (Warzukna shafa’thahu yumul qiyamah) innaka laa tukhliful-me’aad.”

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Wa alaykum salam wa rahmatuLlahi wa barakatuHu,

Imam Bukhari (Rady Allahu anhu) related on the authority of Jabir (Rady Allahu anhu) that the Prophet Muhammad said whoever recites the following supplication after the Adhan shall get intercession on the Day of Judgment. The supplication is:

اللهم رب هذه الدعوة التامة والصلاة القائمة آت محمدا الوسيلة والفضيلة وابعثه مقاما محمودا الذي وعدته

“O Allah! Lord of this complete call and established prayer give Muhammad the position and distinction, and give him the praised station that you have promised. Allahumma hadhihi al-da’wat al-taammah wa al-salaat al-qaa’imah ati Muhammadan al-waseelata wa al-fadeelata waba’th hu maqaaman mahmudan alladhee wa’adta.” (Sahih al-Bukhari 1/160)

It is best to stick to the above wording because it is transmitted this way by the majority of hadith scholars; furthermore, it is well-authenticated, being included in Imam Bukhari’s Sahih.

Note: Ibn al-Athir mentioned that the word “al-Wasilah” has different possible meanings. One being nearness to Allah; thus we have translated it as position because the Prophet Muhammad is Allah’s most beloved; accordingly his position will be the nearest to Allah. As well, Ibn al-Athir mentioned one possible meaning to be a specific station in Paradise. Thus, the word position could refer to the Prophet Muhammad’s station in Paradise. The meaning of intercession on the Day of Judgment has also been mentioned.

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