Virtues of the Muazzin
- From the creation, all those who hear the voice of the muazzin calling out the azaan will testify on his behalf on the day of Qiyaamah.
عن عبد الرحمن بن عبد الله بن عبد الرحمن بن أبي صعصعة الأنصاري ثم المازني عن أبيه أنه أخبره أن أبا سعيد الخدري قال له إني أراك تحب الغنم والبادية فإذا كنت في غنمك أو باديتك فأذنت بالصلاة فارفع صوتك بالنداء فإنه لا يسمع مدى صوت المؤذن جن ولا إنس ولا شيء إلا شهد له يوم القيامة قال أبو سعيد سمعته من رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم (بخاري رقم 609)
Hadhrat Abdullah bin Abdir Rahmaan bin Abi Sa’sa’ah relates that on one occasion Hadhrat Abu Saeed Khudri (Radhiallahu Anhu) said to him: “I see that you like being with your livestock (i.e. grazing them) in the open fields. When you are amongst your livestock or in the open fields and the time of salaah comes and you wish to call out the azaan, then you should raise your voice and call out the azaan, for certainly jinn, human or any other creature that hears the voice of the muazzin as far as it reaches will testify on his behalf on the day of Qiyaamah.” Hadhrat Abu Saeed (Radhiallahu Anhu) says that I heard this from Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam).
- Forgiveness has been declared for the muazzin, and glad tidings have been given for them earning the reward of all those who respond to salaah on account of his call.
عن البراء بن عازب أن نبي الله صلى الله عليه وسلم قال إن الله وملائكته يصلون على الصف المقدم والمؤذن يغفر له بمد صوته ويصدقه من سمعه من رطب ويابس وله مثل أجر من صلى معه (النسائي رقم 645)
Hadhrat Baraa bin Aazib (Radhiallahu Anhu) reports that Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) said: “Certainly Allah Ta’ala showers His special mercy upon those in the first saff and the angels make special duaa for them. The muazzin will receive forgiveness from Allah Ta’ala for the distance his voice covers (i.e. if assumingly he possessed so many sins that can cover the area from the place he calls out the azaan till the furthest point his voice reaches, all those sins will be forgiven. Some explain that for the duration of time it takes for his voice to reach the furthest point means that he receives forgiveness from Allah Ta’ala for that amount of time in his life where sins were committed). And every creature, whether possessing life or not, will bear testimony on his behalf (on the day of Qiyaamah), and he will receive the reward of all those people who performed salaah with him (i.e. all those people who responded to salaah on account of his call).