Recently, we heard a Shia Sheikh, who was formally a ‘Sunni’, claim that there is no proof that we should say the salawat (Allahumma salliala Muhammadin wa Ale Muhammad) after saying the second testimony in the Adhan and Iqama. This article is to prove that the Ahlulbayt (as) have asked us to do so.

Zurarah narrated that Abi Ja`far [al-Baqir] (as) said: “Send blessings (salli) upon the Prophet (Allahumma salliala Muhammadin wa Ale Muhammad) whenever you mention him (his name), or you hear someone else mentions him – be it in Adhan, or otherwise.

Reference: Man La Yahdhuruhu al-Faqih, Volume 1, Page 284

This is similar to another hadith found in al-Kafi:

Abi Ja`far [al-Baqir] (as) said: “When you say Adhan say the Alif and the Ha’ clearly and Send blessings (salli) upon the Prophet (Allahumma salliala Muhammadin wa Ale Muhammad) whenever you mention him (his name), or you hear someone else mentions him – be it in Adhan, or otherwise.

Sanad: Ali ibn Ibrahim has narrated from his father from Hammad ibn `Isa from Hariz from Zurarah who has said the above hadith

Reference: al-Kafi, Volume 3, Chapter 184, Hadith #7 (See Image below)

Grading: The above hadith(s) have been graded as authentic by a plethora of scholars. We will list some scholars and their references below:

  • al-`Allaamah al-Hilli, Muntaha al-Mutalib, Volume 4, Page 4: Sahih (Authentic)
  • al-Muhaqiq al-Ardabeeli, Majma` alfaa’idah, Volume 2, Page 182: Sahih (Authentic)
  • Muhammad Taqi al-Majlisi (the first), Luwama` (Sharh al-Faqih), Volume 3, Page 536: Sahih (Authentic)
  • al-Muhaqqiq al-Bahraani, al-Hadaa’iq al-Nadhirah, Volume 7, Page 337: Sahih (Authentic)
  • al-Bahbahaani, Misaabeeh al-Dhalaam, Volume 8, Page 143: Sahih (Authentic)
  • al-Muhaqqiq al-Naraaqi, Mustanad al-Shi`a, Volume 5, Page 337: Sahih (Authentic)
  • al-Sheikh al-Jawhary, Jawaahir al-Kalaam, Volume 10, Page 257: Sahih (Authentic)
  • al-Sheikh al-Ansari, Kitaab al-Salah, Volume 2, Page 75: Sahih (Authentic)
  • al-Sayed al-Yazdi, al-`Urwat al-Wuthqa, Volume 2, Page 619: Sahih (Authentic)
  • al-Sayed Muhsin al-Hakeem, Mustamsak al-`Urwa, Volume 5, Page 543: Sahih (Authentic)
  • al-Sayed al-Kho’i, Kitaab al-Salah, Volume 2, Page 286: Sahih (Authentic)
  • al-Sayed al-Sabzawaari, Madhhab al-Ahkaam, Volume 6, Page 21: Sahih (Authentic)
  • al-Sayed Muhammad Sadiq al-Rohani, Fiqh al-Sadiq, Volume 7, Page 303: Sahih (Authentic)
  • al-Majlisi, Mir’aat al-`Uqool, Volume 15, Page 84: Hassan (Good)
  • al-Sheikh al-Sanad, al-Shahada al-Thalithah, Page 222: Sahih (Authentic)
  • al-Mirza al-Tehrani, Shafaa’ al-Sadoor, Volume 2, Page 9: Sahih (Authentic)

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