Is It Necessary to Sit Up During Adhan

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Fatwa ID: 04503

Answered by: Imam Abdul-Malik Sheikh 




As Salamu Alaikum. When we are just lying down, is it necessary to sit when Azaan starts?



بِسْمِ اللهِ الرَّحْمنِ الرَّحِيْم

In the name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful




Dear Questioner.


There is no sin in lying down while listening to Adhan. However, part of the etiquette of the Adhan is to respond to the Mu’adhin, send prayers and salutation on the prophet, and making dua after the adhan.


The Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said:

“When you hear the muezzin, say what he says” (Reported by Muslim).


Jabir Ibn Abdullah narrates that the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon) him said whoever recites the following supplication after the Adhan shall get intercession on the Day of Judgment. The supplication is:

اللهم رب هذه الدعوة التامة والصلاة القائمة آت محمدا الوسيلة والفضيلة وابعثه مقاما محمودا الذي وعدته


“O Allah! Lord of this complete call and established prayer give Muhammad the position and distinction, and give him the praised station that you have promised” (Reported by Bukhari)


Lastly, while the adhan is being said, people need to make preparation for the Salah and therefore it makes no sense to remain lying down.



Only Allah Knows Best

Written by Imam Abdul-Malik Sheikh

Checked and approved by Mufti Mohammed Tosir Miah

Darul Ifta Birmingham



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