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Bahia Shehab, Adhan (Call to Prayer) 2014

The following are general guides for different Islamic schools of thought. However, individual mosques may differ slightly and attendants should follow the Imam(a) accordingly, God knows best.

Sunni Adhan
Recital Arabic Transliteration Translation
4x (2x for Maliki school) الله أكبر Allahu Akbar God is greatest (Sufi say twice)
2x أشهد أن لا اله إلا الله Ash-hadu an-la ilaha illa llah I bear witness that there is no deity except God.
2x أشهد أن محمدا رسول الله Ash-hadu anna Muħammadan-Rasulullah I bear witness that Muhammad is the Messenger of God.
2x حي على الصلاة Hayya ‘alas-salāh Come to pray.
2x حي على الفلاح Hayya ‘alal-falāh Come to success.
2x الله أكبر Allāhu akbar God is greatest.
1x لا إله إلا الله Lā ilāha illallāh There is no deity except for God.
Shia Adhan
Recital Arabic Transliteration Translation
4x الله أكبر Allahu Akbar God is greatest (Sufi say twice)
2x أشهد أن لا اله إلا الله Ash-hadu an-la ilaha illa llah I bear witness that there is no deity except God.
2x أشهد أن محمدا رسول الله Ash-hadu anna Muħammadan-Rasulullah I bear witness that Muhammad is the Messenger of God.
2x اشهد ان عليا ولي الله Ash-hadu anna Aliyan wali-ul-lah I testify that Ali is the wail (vicegerent) of God.
2x حي على الصلاة Hayya ‘alas-salāh Come to pray.
2x حي على الفلاح Hayya ‘alal-falāh Come to success.
2x حي على خير العمل Hayya ‘ala khayr al amal The time for the best of deeds has come!
2x الله أكبر Allāhu akbar God is greatest.
2x لا إله إلا الله Lā ilāha illallāh There is no deity except for God.

Sunni Iqamah
Recital Arabic Transliteration Translation
2x الله أكبر Allahu Akbar God is greatest (Sufi say twice)
1x أشهد أن لا اله إلا الله Ash-hadu an-la ilaha illa llah I bear witness that there is no deity except God.
1x أشهد أن محمدا رسول الله Ash-hadu anna Muħammadan-Rasulullah I bear witness that Muhammad is the Messenger of God.
1x حي على الصلاة Hayya ‘alas-salāh Come to pray.
1x حي على الفلاح Hayya ‘alal-falāh Come to success.
2x (1x for Maliki school) قد قامت الصلاة qad qāma tis-salaah Stand for prayer, (Malaki only say once)
2x الله أكبر Allāhu akbar God is greatest.
1x لا إله إلا الله Lā ilāha illallāh There is no deity except for God.
Shia Iqamah and Hanafi Iqamah except Hanafi will not recite, Hayya ‘ala khayr al amal
Recital Arabic Transliteration Translation
2x (4x for Hanafi school) الله أكبر Allahu Akbar God is greatest (Sufi say twice)
2x أشهد أن لا اله إلا الله Ash-hadu an-la ilaha illa llah I bear witness that there is no deity except God.
2x أشهد أن محمدا رسول الله Ash-hadu anna Muħammadan-Rasulullah I bear witness that Muhammad is the Messenger of God.
2x اشهد ان عليا ولي الله Ash-hadu anna Aliyan wali-ul-lah I testify that Ali is the wail (vicegerent) of God. (Hanafi do not say this part)
2x حي على الصلاة Hayya ‘alas-salāh Come to pray.
2x حي على الفلاح Hayya ‘alal-falāh Come to success.
2x (none for Hanafi school) حي على خير العمل Hayya ‘ala khayr al amal The time for the best of deeds has come!
2x قد قامت الصلاة qad qāma tis-salaah Stand for prayer, (Malaki only say once)
2x الله أكبر Allāhu akbar God is greatest.
1x لا إله إلا الله Lā ilāha illallāh There is no deity except for God.

 

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