The Iqaamah


The iqaamah is pronounced right before starting the prayer.

Anas (radhiAllahu`anhu) narrated, “Bilal was ordered to repeat the wording of the Adhan for Salah twice (in doubles) and to pronounce the wording of the Iqamah once (in singles), except “qad qama-tis-salah.” [al-Bukhari; Adhan, Chapter: To pronounce the wording of the Iqamah once (in singles) except ‘qad-qamat-is-salah”, Hadith 607]

The text of ‘Iqaamah’
Allaahu akbar, Allaahu akbar,
Ashhadu allaa ilaaha illallaah,
Ashhadu anna Muhammadar-rasoolullaah,
Hayya ‘alas-salaah,
Hayya ‘alal-falaah,
Qad qaamatis-salaah, qad qaamatis-salaah
Allaahu akbar, Allaahu akbar.
La ilaaha illallaah.

Allaah is the greatest, Allaah is the greatest.
I bear witness that there is no deity (worthy of worship) but Allaah
I bear witness that Muhammad is Allaah's Messenger.
Come to the prayer, come to prosperity.
Prayer is to begin, prayer is to begin.
Allaah is the greatest, Allaah is the greatest.
There is no deity (worthy of worship) but Allaah.)

Iqaamah Audio:
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