Athan (The Islamic Call to Prayer)

What is Athan? What does it mean? Why Muslims are so careful on the call to prayer? Why those words in particular? Why did Prophet Muhammad command Muslims to repeat the words of the call to prayer when they hear them?

Books

Athan (The Islamic Call to Prayer)

The call of God, the Great, the Self-Exalted that is repeated to listeners five times - during day and night - so that it may enter their hearts, speak to their souls about its meanings and details.

Audios

Athan (The Islamic Call to Prayer) - By Sheikh Mohammad Refaat
Athan (The Islamic Call to Prayer) - By Sheikh Hassan Zabidi
Athan (The Islamic Call to Prayer) - By Sheikh Farooq Hadrawi
Athan (The Islamic Call to Prayer) - By Sheikh Jabir Elfilali
Athan (The Islamic Call to Prayer) - By Sheikh Naif Faidah
Athan (The Islamic Call to Prayer) - By Mevlan Kurtishi

Articles

The Sound That Never Halts in Muslim Cities

When someone takes a stroll in any Muslim city of the world, he/she can’t help but to notice the mosques with their long minarets and the call that radiates from them amongst the bustling city, full of life. 

The Muslim Athan

The athan (call to prayer) has a huge significance with Muslims. Its sound sends security, calmness and joy into the souls of those who hear it.

A 180 Degrees Turn

At the time of Prophet Muhammad, may the mercy and blessings of God be upon him, there was a group of youth whom whenever they would hear the call to prayer, would imitate and make fun of it.

How Did the Story of the Athan Start?

One day the Prophet, may the mercy and blessings of God be upon him, sat with his companions and discussed how the prayer time should be announced.