Lessons from Hadith Shareef ~ Virtues and Excellence of Being a Muazzin


وَمَنْ أَحْسَنُ قَوْلًا مِّمَّن دَعَا إِلَى اللَّهِ
And who is better in speech than one who invites to Allah ~ (Surah Fussilat 41:33)


Nabi Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam said: “If the people knew what (reward) there is in the call (Adhan) and praying in the first row, and there was no other way to settle the matter than drawing lots, then they would draw lots for it”. (Bukhari and Muslim)

Hazrat Ibn ‘Umar RA narrates that Nabi Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam said : The Muazzin will receive forgiveness to the extent the voice of his Adhan reaches; every living and non-living thing that hears his voice, supplicates for his forgiveness. In another narration it is stated: Every living and nonliving thing replies to his Adhan. (Musnad Ahmad, Tabarani, Bazzar, Majma’uz-Zawaid)

These, and many other Ahaadeeth point out the “Great Virtues” of calling out the Azaan and in standing in the first Saf (row) for Salaah in Jamaat.