Prayer in a mosque without Adhan
Name of Questioner: Rabiu
Date: 15-7-2020 02:46:34 PM
Consultant: Ask about Islam Editorial Team
Is it right to pray in a mosque that prayer is not always called
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The scholars of the Standing Committee said:
The adhaan is fard kifaayah (a communal obligation) in a town, and the same applies to the iqaamah. If a person starts to pray without the adhaan or iqaamah, whether out of forgetfulness or ignorance, or for some other reason, the prayer is still valid.
Fataawa al-Lajnah al-Daa’imah, 6/54
Shaykh Ibn ‘Uthaymeen said:
The evidence for them – i.e., the adhaan and iqaamah – being obligatory is the command of the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) in a number of ahaadeeth, and the fact that he always did that whether he was travelling or not, and because the time of prayer cannot usually be known without it, and because it serves a purpose and because it is one of the manifest symbols of Islam.
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