Life of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) >> Aden (Call To Prayer)

You may recollect that Prayer five times a day was laid down for Muslims at the time of the Mi’raj (the ascent). In Madinah. Muslims were now a cohesive and united community and the Prophet felt it necessary to call the believers to pray in congregation. Muslims would collect themselves together for prayers when the time came and many suggestions were put forward about how to announce this. The Prophet finally asked Bilal, the Abyssinian Muslims who had a melodious voice, to shout aloud the following words : < div> Allah is the Greatest! (4 times)

I bear witness that there is no god but Allah (twice)
I bear witness that Muhammad is the messenger of Allah (twice)
Rush to prayer! (Twice)
Rush to success! (Twice)
Allah is the Greatest! (Twice)
There is no God but Allah.
This is the Adhan (the call to prayer). The introduction of Adhan with its Beautiful and magnetic appeal, made possible the pronouncement of the Greatness of Allah five times a day in Makkanah. This system of Adhan is still in use in all Muslim countries. The rhyme and rhythm of the words chanted are really marvelous.
More Islamic duties laid down
Madinah the first Islamic state began to thrive under the dynamic leadership of Muhammad (pbuh). The Islamic society of Madinah needed more guidance and training for its development, welfare and prosperity.
This society, which was passing through its infant stage, later went on to make a tremendous impact on the history of mankind.
The programmer of training introduced during the second and third years of the Hijrah included sawm (fasting in the month of Ramadan), Zakah (welfare contribution) and the prohibition of wine drinking and transactions involving interest (Riba). Also during this period, laws regarding orphans, inheritance, marriage and the rights of married women were revealed.
In the second year of the Hijrah (during the month of Sha’ban) the direction of prayer (Qiblah) was changed by revelation from bait ul-Maqdis in Jerusalem to Al-Ka’bah in Makkah.
The society was growing and the task of making it strong, solid and dynamic also continued. During this time Muhammad (pbuh) was virtually fighting on four fronts :
1. To maintain cohesion and discipline among the rank and file of the Islamic society;
2. To guard against the intrigues and conspiracies of the Hypocrites (Munafiqun);
3. to remain alert to the dangers from the Quraish of Makkah, and
4. To remain vigilant about the sinister motives of the Jews of Madinah.
History shows how wonderfully Allah’s messenger faced all these dangers and led this Islamic state towards more success and eventual victory.


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