The time of the adhan (call to prayer) – one of the best times to make your du’aa (supplication)
The time of the adhan (call to prayer) is a very important time for us and it is one of the best times to make a supplication. Sahl ibn Sa’d reported:
The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Two supplications are not rejected, or seldom rejected: the supplication at the call to prayer, and the supplication at a time of danger when people are battling each other.” (Sunan Abi Dawud)
This shows us the significance of making du’aa at the time of the adhan, so we should try our best to sincerely supplicate at that time and tell Allah our hopes. Indeed, Allah sees all our efforts.
The Prophet (SAW) explained that a person should repeat the adhan when they hear it. After repeating it, we are taught to send blessings upon the Prophet (SAW). For this practice, there is a great reward, as we read in the hadith:
Abdullah ibn Amr reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “When you hear the caller to prayer, repeat what he says and then send blessings upon me. Verily, whoever sends blessings upon me, Allah will send blessings upon him ten times. Then, ask Allah to grant me the means of approach, for it is a station in Paradise not befitting but for one servant among the servants of Allah. I hope I am that one servant. Whoever asks Allah to grant me the means of approach, the intercession is permitted for him.” (Sahih Muslim)
We learn from this that for each of those blessings we send upon the Prophet (SAW), Allah will reward us tenfold. For a simple practice that does not require a lot of effort, we are able to benefit a great amount. Indeed, our Lord is Al-Kareem (The Most Generous).
The adhan is so significant that Islam teaches that a person should announce it even if they are alone and not in a congregation. Abdullah ibn Abdur Rahman reported:
Abu Sa’id al-Khudri, may Allah be pleased with him, said to him, “I see you love sheep and the desert. When you are among your sheep or in your desert and announce the call to prayer, raise your voice with the call. Verily, the sound of the caller’s voice is not heard by any jinn, nor human, nor anything but that it will testify for him on the Day of Resurrection. I heard it from the Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him.” (Sahih Bukhari)
This shows us that a deed as simple as announcing the call to prayer when alone will be hugely beneficial in the Hereafter. Our Lord has certainly favoured us in many ways and made Islam a simple way of life for us. We read in another hadith:
Ibn Umar reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, used to order the caller to say on a cold, rainy night, “Surely, pray in your homes.” (Sahih Bukhari and Sahih Muslim)