adhan

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a·dhan

 (ä-thän′)
n.
Variant of azan.
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adhan

(ˌaˈðaːn)
n
(Islam) Islam a call to prayer
[changed from Arabic adhān, literally: announcement]
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Indeed, prayer has been decreed upon the believers a decree of specified times." [Qur'an 4:103] For forty consecutive years, Sa`eed Ibn Al-Musayyib, may Allah have mercy upon him, was to be found in the mosque before the Athaan (call to prayer) was made.
After eating, I immediately performed my wudu (ablution) and heard the athaan call of prayer.
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Anas, may Allaah be pleased with him, was asked how much time was there between their finishing Suhoor and entering the prayer; he said: 'Enough time for the recitation of 50 verses (of the Qur'an).'" [Al-Bukhari] 3- Continuing to eat (Suhoor) even after hearing the Fajr prayer Athaan. Out of prudence for one's fasting, one should stop having his Suhoor two or three minutes before or at most when he hears the Athaan for Fajr.
Indeed, prayer has been decreed upon the believers a decree of specified times." [Qur'an 4:103] For 40 consecutive years, Sa'eed Ibn al-Musayyib, may Allah have mercy upon him, was to be found in the mosque before the Athaan (call to prayer) was made.
Bilaal, may Allah be pleased with him, then came to perform the Athaan (call to prayer) and found the Prophet, sallallaahu 'alaihi wa sallam, weeping, so he asked, 'O Messenger of Allah, why are you in tears when Allah has forgiven what has preceded of your sins and what will follow?' He, sallallaahu 'alaihi wa sallam, answered,'Should I not be a grateful slave?