Etiquettes of Adhan, Iqamat and Muazzin

  • The Muazzin should be a pious, mature Muslim male who is knowledgeable in the laws of Shariah. (Fatawa Hindiya)

  • The Muazzin should have a loud voice. (Mishkaat)

  • The Azaan must be called from a high place. (Fatawa Hindiya)

  • The Muazzin should stand while making Azaan. (BehishtiZewar)

  • The Muazzin should clog his ears with his fingers Whilst making the call. (Fatawa Hindiya)

  • One has to pause (at appropriate stages) when calling out the words of the Azaan. (Ibid)

  • To turn to the right when calling out “HAYYA ALAS SAWLAAH ” and to turn to the left when saying “HAYYA ALAL FALAAH.” (Raddul-Muhtaar)

  • To face the Qiblah when making the call of Azaan. (Ibid)

  • The Muazzin should not be in state of uncleanliness (i.e. in need of Wudhu or ghusl). (Sharhut Tanweer)

  • The wordings of Azaan and Iqaamat should be called in sequence. (Shami)

  • When making the call of Azaan or Iqaamat the Muazzin should not indulge in any other conversation or talk (even if it should be answering a greeting). (Raddul Muhtaar)

  • Should the Azaan or Iqaamat be called without the required intention, although such Azaan or Iqaamat is valid, it shall not merit any reward. One must therefore make the intention that one is calling Azaan to gain the pleasure of Allah. 


Etiquettes of Treating Parents

  • Service to our parents brings blessing to our earnings and in our life.

  • To look at our parents with love and mercy gains us rewards of an accepted Haj.

  • Paradise lies under the feet of the mothers.

  • To look at our parents with anger is disobedience to parents.

  • Disobedience to parents is among the major sins.

  • Allah curses the one who displeases their parents.

  • The pleasure of the parents is the pleasure of Allah and the displeasure of the parents is the displeasure of Allah.

  • A mother's duaa for her children is accepted very quickly.

  • Neither the Fardh nor the Nafl worship is accepted of a person who disobeys his parents.

  • Do not say harsh words to them.

  • Obey them in all lawful things, even if they are Non-Muslims.

  • Make duaa for them.

  • Whenever we see them greet them.

  • Take their permission before going anywhere.

  • Do not call them by their names. Address them with a title of respect and honour.

  • When entering the private room of parents, seek their permission before entering.

  • Always be cheerful in their presence.

  • Speak kindly and tenderly with them.

  • Do not raise our voices above the voices of our parents.

  • Do not walk in front of them, walk slightly behind them


Etiquettes of The Mosque

Muslims would usually be delighted to show others their place of worship. It is the sharing of what they hold very dear to their heart. It is hoped, however, that the visitors observe certain basic rules of conduct. The term Mosque is commonly used by non-Muslims to define the Muslim place of worship but its correct name is Masjid and this is the term used by Muslims. It would be preferable for non-Muslims to adapt to this correct terminology. Before going to visit a Masjid, it is important that visitors give some thought to how they feel. The Muslims being visited would not want visitors to feel unease. Likewise, they would not want to be made ill at ease themselves by criticisms of their way of worship or of their religion. Questions are always welcomed but negative comparisons with the visitor’s own customs are unlikely to promote a friendly relationship. Whether visiting alone, or as a group, it is important to follow the guidelines for clothing and behaviour so as not to cause offence. For groups, it is important not to talk loudly, thus disturbing anyone who may be at prayer. If any group members have special needs, let the place being visited know in advance so that they can prepare to help. For example, although the custom of the Mosque is to sit on the floor, chairs can often be provided for elderly, infirm or disabled visitors.

 

Clothing

Clothing should be modest for both men and women. For women this means an ankle length skirt or trousers, which should not be tight or transparent, together with a long sleeved and high-necked top. A headscarf is usually essential for women. Shoes are removed before going into the prayer hall and put on the racks provided. Clean and presentable socks, stockings, or tights are therefore a good idea.

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