The Azaan by Yousaf Jahangir (Student at the Islamic University of Madinah)admin
- Beginning the call to prayer with the takbeer (Allahu Akbar Allah is the greatest) clearly shows the perfection and greatness of Allah, The Lord of all creation, for surely if there was anything more important to us we would have began with it.2.”I bear witness that nothing deserves to be worshipped in truth except for Allah” here we are reminded about the oneness of Allah and warned against shirk.
3.”I bear witness that Muhammed صل الله عليه و سلم is the messenger of Allah” this is affirming the prophethood of the Messenger of Allah صل الله عليه و سلم, from this we understand that from the exclusive rights of the messenger of Allah صل الله عليه و سلم
Is that he is to be obeyed unconditionally unlike the rest of mankind.
4.”Come to success” success here is referring to the everlasting success (I.e. Paradise) and not a materialistic one, and in this is a reminder for the believer that he must always stay focused on attaining the ultimate goal, paradise.
5. These statements are all repeated for emphasis.
6. The purpose of the call to prayer is for the Muslims to know when the time of prayer has entered.
7.The Azaan calls to the unity and congregation of the Muslims a principle which is emphasised throughout the quran and sunnah.
8. The call to prayer is one of the symbols of Islam.