Adhan is the call to prayer, made loudly to announce the time of prayer. The first adhan was made by Bilal RA, one of the closest companions of the Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him. The adhan includes, in order, praises to Allah, the declaration of faith, calling people towards prayer, calling people towards success, praises to Allah, the oneness of Allah. The person giving the adhan is called the mu’azzin. In Islam, giving adhan is an act of high virtue, and the mu’azzin has a highly respected position.
- The Noble Qur’an, Muhammad Taqi-ud-Din al-Hilali and Muhammad Muhsin Khan, Darussalam