Friday, 22 September 2023 | 05:41 PM

Dua for Upon hearing the athan


The dua upon hearing the Athan is one of the Sunnahs of the Prophet Muhammad () and carries immense benefits and virtues for the one who recites it regularly. The dua was taught by the Prophet Muhammad( ) himself, and he stated that the sins of the person who recites this dua upon hearing the Athan will be forgiven (Sunan an-Nasa'i Vol. 1, Book 7, Hadith 680). The same has been reported in (Sahih Muslim 386) and (Sunan Abi Dawud 525). The Prophet Muhammad promised his intercession for the person who recites the dua upon hearing the Athan on the day of Resurrection (Sahih al-Bukhari 614). In another hadith, it is reported that the Prophet Muhammad( ) used to make the dua upon hearing the Athan (Sahih al-Bukhari 613).
 

Hisnul Muslim

Upon completing the ablution

Prayer

Subhaanaka Allaahumma wa bihamdika, 'ash-hadu 'an laa 'ilaaha 'illaa 'Anta, 'astaghfiruka wa 'atoobu 'ilayk.

Glory is to You, O Allah, and praise. I bear witness that there is none worthy of worship but You. I seek Your forgiveness and turn to You in repentance.

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سُبْحـَانَكَ اللَّهُـمَّ وَبِحَمْدِكَ، أَشْهَـدُ أَنْ لاَ إِلَهَ إِلاَّ أَنْتَ، أَسْتَغْفِرُكَ وَأَتُوبُ إِلَـيْكَ

[Hisnul 15] [An-Nasa'i, 'Amalul-Yawm wal-Laylah, p. 173, Al-Albani, 'Irwa'ul-Ghalil 1/135, 2/94.]

The Etiquettes of Reciting Dua Upon Hearing the Athan


One must make an effort to recite the dua upon hearing the Athan in the best way possible. The best way to recite the dua is to be considerate and respectful of the Athan and put aside all the activities you are involved in once the Athan starts. You should listen to the Athan, repeat after the Muezzin as directed in the Hadith, and then, after the completion of the Athan, make this dua.
 

Dua Upon Hearing the Athan Benefits


Reciting the dua upon hearing the Athan has numerous benefits and virtues. Firstly, the sins of the person will be forgiven. The reciter will be awarded the intercession (Shifayah) of Prophet Muhammad( ) on the day of judgment. The dua of any sort made after the Athan is never rejected. It is a sunnah to recite the dua upon hearing the Athan, and thus is a great way for a person to increase his good deeds.


Dua Upon Hearing the Athan - FAQs


Should I put aside whatever I'm doing when Athan is being called?

Yes. As instructed by the Prophet Muhammad( ), we should only focus on the Athan when it's being called.


Is there more than one duas upon hearing the Athan?

Yes, there are other multiple duas with multiple benefits, as mentioned in the Hadith.


Is it necessary to make the dua upon hearing the Athan?

No, but it is a Sunnah and thus should be inculcated in a person's life as strongly as possible.