Bilal Ibn Rabah Award, for the best Mua’athin (مؤذن) which will be selected for his good character and clear, loud voice as he recites the adhan.
The adhan is the call given to announce that it is time for a particular obligatory Salah (ritual Prayer). Five times a day the adhan is raised from mosques throughout the world. It is a Sunnah (optional duty) that brings its own reward from Allah (God). The person who gives the adhan is called a Mua’athin.
ALLAHU AKBAR – Allah is the greatest (to be repeated 4 times).
ASH-HADU ANLA ILAHA ILLALLAAH – I testify that there is no god but Allah. (to be repeated 2 times).
ASH-HADU ANNA MUHAMMADAN RASUULULLAAH – I testify that Muhammad is Allah’s messenger. (to be repeated 2 times).
HAYYAA LAS SALAAT – Come fast to prayer. (to be repeated 2 times). The Muadhin, when reciting this turns the face slightly to the right side.
HAYYAA LAL FALAAH – Come fast to success. (to be repeated 2 times). The Muadhin, when reciting this turns the face slightly to the left side.
ALLAHU AKBAR -Allah is the greatest. (to be repeated 2 times).
LAA ILAHA ILLALLAAH – There is no god but Allah. (to be recited once).
Note: In the Adhaan ,for the Fajr (Dawn) prayer, the following words are recited twice after Hayya’alal Falaah: ASSALATU KHEIRUM MINA NAWM , (to be recited two times) which means – ” Salaat is better than sleep “.
The Supplication after the Adhaan
Upon the completion of the Adhaan, it is recommended that the listener recite the following supplication:
اللَّهُمَّ رَبَّ هَذِهِ الدَّعْوَةِ التَّامَّةِ وَالصَّلاَةِ الْقَائِمَةِ آتِ مُحَمَّدَانِ الْوَسِيلَةَ وَالْفَضِيلَةَ وَابْعَثْهُ مَقَامًا مَحْمُودَانِ الَّذِي وَعَدْتَهُ
Allahumma Rabba hadhihi’l-da’wat il-tammah wa’l-salat il-qaimah, ati Muhammadan il waseelata wa’l-fadeelah, wab’athhu maqaman mahmoodan illadhi wa’adtah
“O Allah, Lord of this complete call and of the prayer to be held, grant Muhammad the most favored and excellent position in the Paradise and raise him to the praise worthy place that You have promised him”.
It is highly recommended to recite the above supplication at the end of every Adhaan and in this regard the Prophet ﷺ said: “It becomes obligatory upon me to intercede for him (person reciting the supplication) on the Day of Judgement” (Reported by Imam Bukhari).