Monday, September 25, 2017

The One Who Performs the Call to Prayer Should be Trustworthy


The Messenger of Allah, may Allah exalt his mention and grant him safety, said:

The Imaam protects and cares for the prayer,and the one who performs the call the prayer is someone who can be trusted. O’ Allah,guide our Imaams, and forgive those who perform the call to prayer (i.e. in case of any shortcomings)(1).

Manaar as-Sabeel (pg. 59) states:

The call to prayer is not valid when performed by a disobedient person. This is because the Messenger of Allah, may Allah exalt his mention and grant him safety, described he who performs the call to prayer as trustworthy, and a disobedient is not trustworthy.

As it relates to a person whose condition is unknown, the call to prayer is valid when he performs it. Shams ad-Deen Ibn al-Qudamah mentioned in “ash Sharh”(i.e. a well-known Hanabali fiqh book) that: ”We don’t know of any differing concerning this issue.”

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(1)Authenticated by Imaam al-Albanee in Saheeh at-Tirmithee, #207.


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