Q: I suffer from a disability that makes me unable to offer Salah (Prayer) except while sitting. There is a nearby Masjid (mosque) but when the time of the Adhan (call to Prayer) is due, no one comes to announce it. Consequently, I carry out this duty through the microphone, but while sitting. It is worth mentioning that this Masjid has no regular Mu'adhin (caller to Prayer), that is, there is no person empowered by the authority responsible for Masjids to announce the Adhan. Whoever enters the Masjid at the time of the Adhan should announce it. Is it permissible for me to
announce the Adhan while sitting down
because of the reason already stated? Please advise, may Allah reward you with the best.
The basic rule regarding the Adhan is that it should be announced by a person who is standing. However, it is permissible for (Part No. 5; Page No. 62) a person - who has a Shar`y (Islamically lawful) excuse to sit - to announce the Adhan as long as the objective of informing the people about the time of Salah is met. Yet it is better for the Adhan to be announced by a standing person whenever this is possible.May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.