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  Chapter no: 5, Book of The Chapters on the Adhan and the Sunnah Regarding it

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Hadith no: 706
Narrated / Authority of: Muhammad bin Abdullah bin Zaid
that his father said that the Messenger of Allah (saw) was thinking of a horn, and he commanded that a bell be made and it was done. Then Abdullah bin Zaid had a dream. He said: I saw a man wearing two green garments, carrying a bell. I said to him, ˜O slave of Allah, will you sell the bell?’ He said; ˜What will you do with it?’ I said, ˜I will call (the people) to prayer.’ He said, ˜Shall I not tell you of something better than that?’ I said, ˜What is it?’ He said, ˜Say: Allahu Akbar, Allahu Akbar, Allahu Akbar, Allahu Akbar, Ash-hadu an la ilaha illallah, ash-hadu an la ilaha illallah; Ash-hadu anna Muhammad (SAW)an Rasulullah, Ash-hadu anna Muhammad (SAW)an Rasulullah; Hayya alas-salah, Hayya alas-salah; Hayya alal-falah, Hayya alal-falah; Allahu Akbar, Allahu Akbar, La ilaha illallah (Allah is the Most Great, Allah is the Most Great, Allah is the Most Great, Allah is the Most Great; I bear witness that none has the right to be worshipped but Allah, I bear witness that none has the right to be worshipped but Allah; I bear witness that Muhammad (SAW) is the Messenger of Allah, I bear witness that Muhammad (SAW) is the Messenger of Allah; Come to the prayer, Come to the prayer; Come to the prosperity, Come to the prosperity; Allah is the Most Great, Allah is the Most Great, none has the right to be worshipped but Allah).  Abdullah bin Zaid went out and came to the Messenger of Allah (saw), and told him what he had seen. He said, ˜O Messenger of Allah, I saw a man wearing two green garments carrying a bell,  and he told him the story. The Messenger of Allah (saw) said, Your companion has had a dream. Go out with Bilal to the mosque and teach it to him, for he has a louder voice than you.  I (Abdullah) went out with Bilal to the masjid, and I started teaching him the words and he was calling them out. Umar bin Al-Khattab heard the voice and came out saying: O Messenger of Allah! By Allah, I saw the same (dream) as him.  (Hasan)Abu Ubaid said: Abu Bakr Al-Hakami told me that Abdullah bin Zaid Al-Ansari said concerning that: ˜I praise Allah, the Possessor of majesty and honor,A great deal of praise for the Adhan.Since the news of it came to me from Allah,So due to it, I was honoured by the information.During the three nights.Each of which increased me in honor.’ 

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Hadith no: 707
Narrated / Authority of: Salam
from his father, that the Prophet (saw) consulted the people as to how he could call them to the prayer. They suggested a horn, but he disliked that because of the Jews (because the Jews used a horn). Then they suggested a bell but he disliked that because of the Christians (because the Christians used a bell). Then that night the call to the prayer was shown in a dream to a man from among the Ansar whose name was Abdullah bin Zaid, and to Umar bin Khattab. The Ansari man came to the Messenger of Allah (saw) at night, and the Messenger of Allah (saw) commanded Bilal to give the call to the prayer. (Daif)Zuhri said: Bilal added the phrase As-salatu khairum minan-nawm (the prayer is better than sleep)  to the call for the morning prayer, and the Messenger of Allah (saw) approved of that.  Umar said: O Messenger of Allah, I saw the same as he did, but he beat me to it. 

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Hadith no: 708
Narrated / Authority of: Ibn Juraij
Abdul-Aziz bin Abdul-Malik bin Abu Mahdhurah narrated from Abdullah bin Muhairiz who was an orphan under the care of Abu Mahdhurah bin Miyar that when he was preparing him to travel to Sham, he said: ˜O my uncle, I am going out to Sham, and I will be asked how you started the Adhan.’ So he informed me that. Abu Mahdhurah said: ˜I went out with a group of people, and we were somewhere on the road, when the Muadh-dhin of the Messenger of Allah (saw) gave the call to prayer in the presence of the Messenger of Allah (saw). We heard the voice of the Muadh-dhin, and we were shunning it (the Adhan), so we started yelling, imitating it and mocking it. The Messenger of Allah (saw) heard us, so he sent some people who brought us to sit in front of him. He said: ˜Who is the one whose voice I heard so loud?’ The people all pointed to me, and they were all telling the truth. He sent them all away, but kept me there and said to me: ˜Stand up and give the call to prayer.’ I stood up and there was nothing more hateful to me than the Messenger of Allah (saw) and what he was telling me to do. I stood up in front of the Messenger of Allah (saw) and the Messenger of Allah (saw) himself taught me the call. He said: Say: ˜Allahu Akbar, Allahu Akbar, Allahu Akbar, Allahu Akbar, Ash-hadu an la ilaha illallah, ash-hadu an la ilaha illallah; Ash-hadu anna Muhammad (SAW)an Rasulullah, Ash-hadu anna Muhammad (SAW)an Rasulullah (Allah is the Most Great, Allah is the Most Great, Allah is the Most Great, Allah is the Most Great; I bear witness that none has the right to be worshipped but Allah, I bear witness that none has the right to be worshipped but Allah; I bear witness that Muhammad (SAW) is the Messenger of Allah, I bear witness that Muhammad (SAW) is the Messenger of Allah).’  Then he said: Raise your voice (and say). Ash-hadu an la ilaha illallah, ash-hadu an la ilaha illallah; Ash-hadu anna Muhammad (SAW)an Rasulullah, Ash-hadu anna Muhammad (SAW)an Rasulullah; Hayya alas-salah, Hayya alas-salah; Hayya alal-falah, Hayya alal-falah; Allahu Akbar, Allahu Akbar, La ilaha illallah (; I bear witness that none has the right to be worshipped but Allah, I bear witness that none has the right to be worshipped but Allah; I bear witness that Muhammad (SAW) is the Messenger of Allah, I bear witness that Muhammad (SAW) is the Messenger of Allah; Come to the prayer, Come to the prayer; Come to the prosperity, Come to the prosperity; Allah is the Most Great, Allah is the Most Great, none has the right to be worshipped but Allah).’  Then he called me when I had finished saying the Adhan, and gave me a small bag in which there was some silver.’ Then he put his hand on the forelock of Abu Mahdhurah, then passed it over his face, then over his chest, and over his heart, until the hand of the Messenger of Allah (saw) reached his navel. Then the Messenger of Allah (saw) said: ˜May Allah bless you and send blessings upon you.’ I said: ˜O Messenger of Allah, do you command me to give the call to prayer in Makkah? He said: ˜Yes, I command you (to do so).’ Then all the hatred I had felt towards the Messenger of Allah disappeared, and was replaced with love for the Messenger of Allah (saw). I came to Attab bin Asid, the governor of the Messenger of Allah (saw) in Makkah, and gave the call to prayer with him by command of the Messenger of Allah (saw).  (Sahih)He (Abdul-Aziz) said: Someone who met Abu Mahdhurah told me the same as Abdullah bin Muhairiz told me. 

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Hadith no: 709
Narrated / Authority of: Abu Mahdhurah
The Messenger of Allah (saw) taught me the Adhan with nineteen phrases and the Iqamah with seventeen. The Adhan is: Allahu Akbar, Allahu Akbar, Allahu Akbar, Allahu Akbar, Ash-hadu an la ilaha illallah, ash-hadu an la ilaha illallah; Ash-hadu anna Muhammad (SAW)an Rasulullah, Ash-hadu anna Muhammad (SAW)an Rasulullah; , Ash-hadu an la ilaha illallah, ash-hadu an la ilaha illallah; Ash-hadu anna Muhammad (SAW)an Rasulullah, Ash-hadu anna Muhammad (SAW)an Rasulullah; Hayya ˜alas-salah, Hayya ˜alas-salah; Hayya ˜alal-falah, Hayya ˜alal-falah; Allahu Akbar, Allahu Akbar, La ilaha illallah (Allah is the Most Great, Allah is the Most Great, Allah is the Most Great, Allah is the Most Great; I bear witness that none has the right to be worshipped but Allah, I bear witness that none has the right to be worshipped but Allah; I bear witness that Muhammad (SAW) is the Messenger of Allah, I bear witness that Muhammad (SAW) is the Messenger of Allah; I bear witness that none has the right to be worshipped but Allah, I bear witness that none has the right to be worshipped but Allah; I bear witness that Muhammad (SAW) is the Messenger of Allah, I bear witness that Muhammad (SAW) is the Messenger of Allah; Come to the prayer, Come to the prayer; Come to the prosperity, Come to the prosperity; Allah is the Most Great, Allah is the Most Great, none has the right to be worshipped but Allah). And the Iqamah is seventeen phrases: Allahu Akbar, Allahu Akbar, Allahu Akbar, Allahu Akbar; Ash-hadu an la ilaha illallah; ash-hadu an la ilaha illallah; ash-hadu anna Muhammad (SAW)an Rasulullah, Ash-hadu anna Muhammad (SAW)an Rasulullah; Hayya ˜alas-salah, Hayya ˜alas-salah; Hayya ˜alal-falah, Hayya ˜alal-falah; qad-qamais-salah, Qad qamatis-salah; Allahu Akbar, Allahu Akbar; La ilaha illallah (Allah is the Most Great, Allah is the Most Great, Allah is the Most Great, Allah is the Most Great; I bear witness that none has the right to be worshipped but Allah, I bear witness that none has the right to be worshipped but Allah; I bear witness that Muhammad (SAW) is the Messenger of Allah, I bear witness that Muhammad (SAW) is the Messenger of Allah; ; Come to the prayer, Come to the prayer; Come to the prosperity, Come to the prosperity; the prayer is about to begin, the prayer is about to begin; Allah is the Most Great, Allah is the Most Great; none has the right to be worshipped but Allah).  (Sahih)

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Hadith no: 710
Narrated / Authority of: Abdur Rahman bin Sad bin Ammar bin Sad
who was the Muadh-dhin of the Messenger of Allah (saw), narrated from his grandfather, that the Messenger of Allah (saw) commanded Bilal to put his fingers in his ears when calling the Adhan, and he said, It makes the voice louder.  (Da’if)

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Hadith no: 711
Narrated / Authority of: Awn ibn Abu Juhayfah
that his father said: I came to the Messenger of Allah (saw) in Abtah, when he was in a red tent. Bilal came out and gave the call to prayer, turning around and putting his fingers in his ears.  (Hasan)

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Hadith no: 712
Narrated / Authority of: Ibn Umar
The Messenger of Allah (saw) said: There are two characteristics in which the Muslims are dependent upon their Muadh-dhins: their prayer and their fasting.  (Daif)

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Hadith no: 713
Narrated / Authority of: Jabir bin Samurah
Bilal did not delay the Adhan from its proper time, but he sometimes delayed the Iqamah a little.  (Daif)

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Hadith no: 714
Narrated / Authority of: Uthman bin Abul As
The last instruction that the Messenger of Allah (saw) gave to me was that I should not appoint a Muadh-dhin who took payment for the Adhan.  (Sahih)

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Hadith no: 715
Narrated / Authority of: Bilal
The Messenger of Allah (saw) commanded me (with Tathwib) in the Adhan for Fajr, and he forbade me to do so in the Adhan for Isha.  (Daif)

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