Azan / Ezan / Athan / Adhan

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A special podcast featuring a collection of call to prayers (Arabic أَذَان) – also spelled Azan, Ezan, Athan and Adhan.

The root of the word is ʾadhina أَذِنَ meaning “to listen, to hear, be informed about”. Another derivative of this word is ʾudhun (أُذُن), meaning “ear”.

The muezzin (Arabic: مُؤَذِّن‎ muʾaḏḏin) is the person who recites the Azan, generally from the mosque. A professional is chosen for his good character, voice and skills to serve at the mosque.

Meaning of the Azan in English, Transliteration and Arabic Text.

God is Greater (4x)
{ʾAllāhu ʾakbar}
ٱللَّٰهُ أَكْبَرُ

I bear witness that there is no deity but God (2x)
{ʾašhadu ʾan lā ʾilāha ʾillā -llāhu}
أَشْهَدُ أَنْ لَا إِلَٰهَ إِلَّا ٱللَّٰهُ

I bear witness that Muhammad is the Messenger of God (2x)
{ʾašhadu ʾanna Muḥammadan rasūlu -llāhi}
أَشْهَدُ أَنَّ مُحَمَّدًا رَسُولُ ٱللَّٰهِ

Hasten to the prayer (Salah) (2x)
{ḥayya ʿalā ṣ-ṣalāhti}
حَيَّ عَلَى ٱلصَّلَاةِ

Hasten to the salvation (2x)
{ḥayya ʿalā l-falāḥi}
حَيَّ عَلَى ٱلْفَلَاحِ

[Fajr Prayer only]
Prayer is better than sleep (2x)
{aṣ-ṣalātu khayrun mina n-nawmi}
ٱلصَّلَاةُ خَيْرٌ مِنَ ٱلنَّوْمِ

ٱللَّٰهُ أَكْبَرُ
God is greater (2x)
{ʾAllāhu ʾakbaru}

لَا إِلَٰهَ إِلَّا ٱللَّٰهُ
There is no deity but God (1x)
{lā ʾilāha ʾillā -llāhu}