Meaning of the Call to Prayer (Athaan)

In Arabic, the word ‘Athan’ is to call or to inform. Religionsly, it is a call made to inform people that the time of the prayer has begun. It is obligatory for the congregation in the mosque while for individuals praying alone at home, for example, it is a highly preferred act. It begins by proclaiming the greatness and oneness of Allah and the denial of disbelief and polytheism, testifying to the messengership of Muhammad  sallallaahu  `alayhi  wa  sallam ( may  Allah exalt his mention ) and then calling to a prosperity which is everlasting, pointing to the return to Allah.…more: Meaning of The call to prayer (Athan and Iqamah)