Shia Adhan ( Azan )

Learn about Shia Adhan ( Azan ) ,The Adhan is the Islamic call to prayer. Here is an English translation of the Adhan, including some differences according to different Islamic sects ( Sunni & Shia ), Adhan Urdu/Englihs/Arbic Translation.

Shia Azan

The root of the word is adhina meaning “to listen, to hear, be informed about”. Another derivative of this word is udhun, meaning “ear”. Adhan is called out by a muezzin from the mosque five times a day, traditionally from the minaret, summoning Muslims for mandatory (fard) worship (salat).

Difference between Sunni & Shia Adhan ( Azan ) 

4x*Allah u AkbarGod is greaterSunni & Shia
2xAsh-hadu alla ilaha illallahI bear witness that there is no lord except GodSunni & Shia
2xAsh-hadu anna Muhammadan rasulullahI bear witness that Muhammad is the Messenger of GodSunni & Shia
2x**Ash-hadu anna Aliya wali-ul-lahI bear witness that Ali is the vice regent of GodShia Only
2xHayya ‘alas-salatMake haste towards prayerSunni & Shia
2xHayya ‘alal-falahMake haste towards welfareSunni & Shia
2x***Assalatu khayru min an-naumPrayer is better than sleepSunni Only
2xHayya- al Khair al amalMake haste towards the best thingShia Only
2xAllah u AkbarGod is greaterSunni & Shia
2x****La ilaha illallahThere is no lord except GodSunni & Shia

* Followers of the Maliki Madhab say this line twice instead of four times.
*** The line “Prayer is better than sleep” is recited by Sunnis only for the first prayer of the day at dawn (fajr salat).
**** Shias repeat this line twice.