Fatwa: # 41315
Category: Beliefs and Practices (Aq...
Country: United Kingdom
Date: 30th November -0001


Reciting Durood and Bismillah before Adhaan


Assalamu alaikum

One of our masjid muadhins has a habit of reading bismillah audibly before giving adhan on the loudspeaker. Recently he has also started reciting durood after bismillah then gives adhan. The bismillah and durood is loud and clear enough to be heard on the speaker and reciever system. Is this a good practice? My concern is that other muadhins may also start doing this. Please advise.


In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.

As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullāhi wa-barakātuh.

It is incorrect to recite Durood before the Adhaan[i]

The muadhin may recite Bismillah silently before giving the Adhaan.

And Allah Ta’āla Knows Best

Muhammad I.V Patel

Student Darul Iftaa
Lusaka, Zambia 

Checked and Approved by, 
Mufti Ebrahim


[i]  فتاؤي محمؤديه   جلد 9  ص118 مكتبه محمؤديه  

اذان سےپہلے درود شریف پڑھنا ثابت نہیں، خلاف سنّت ہے


آپ کے مسائل اور ان کا حال جلد3  صفحہ286

صحابہ کرام تابعین اور تبع تابعین و غیرھم سے منقول نہیں، نہ ائمہ فقہاء اس کو ذکر کرتے ہیں، لہذا متاورث عمل نہ پڑھنے کا ہے

صفحہ 292

اذان سے قبل و بعد جس انداز سے درود و سلام پڑھنے کا رواج ہے، یہ بدعت ہے

فتاؤي عثماني جلد1   ص365

اذان سےپہلے بلند آواز کے ساتھ درود و سلام پڑھنا کسی حدیث  یا صحابہ کرام کے کسی عمل سے ثابت نہیں ہے، لہذا اس کو زیادہ ثواب کا موجب سمجھ کر کرنا یا اس کی پابندی کرنا بدعت ہے.

فتاؤي قاسميه جلد2   ص552-559

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