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Placing the fingertips in the ears while calling the adhan

Question

Is the following a hadith: Place both the fingers in your ears whilst giving azaan

 

Answer

There are several hadiths like this, in which Rasulullah (sallallahu’alayhi wasallam) is reported to have instructed Sayyiduna Bilal (radiyallahu’anhu) to put his fingertips into his ears while calling the adhan.

This instruction is reported by the following Sahabah (radiyallahu’anhum):

1. Sayyiduna Bilal (radiyallahu’anhu)

2. Sayyiduna Abu Umamah (radiyallahu’anhu)

3. Sayyiduna Sa’d Al-Quraz (radiyallahu’anhu)

 

Many other Sahabah (radiyallahu’anhum) have reported this as the practice of Sayyiduna Bilal (radiyallahu’anhu)

i.e, that he would place his fingertips in his ears while calling the adhan.

 

References for all of the above

Al-Mu’jamul Kabir; Majma’uz zawaid, vol.1 pg.334, Mustadrak Hakim, vol.3 pg.608, Sunan Ibn Majah, hadith: 710, Nasbur Rayah, hadith: 1197, Sunan Tirmidhi, hadith: 197, Musannaf ‘Abdur Razzaq, hadith: 1806/8, Mukhtasarul ithaf, vol.1 pg.318, Sunanul Kubra of Bayhaqi, vol.1 pg.396. Also see Fathul Bari, hadith: 634 & i’laus Sunan. vol.2 pg.119.

 

 

And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.

 

Answered by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar

 

Checked by: Moulana Haroon Abasoomar