Q 2: Is it permissible to pronounce the Iqamah (call to start the Prayer) with the same number of phrases as the Adhan (Call to prayer)? That is, by saying each phrase twice or is it better to say it once?

A: The formula of the Iqamah consists of eleven phrases, each is said once without (Part No. 5; Page No. 51) repetition except for the phrase of Takbir (saying: "Allahu Akbar [Allah is the Greatest]") and "the time of Salah has come," because the Prophet (peace be upon him) ordered Bilal to say each phrase of the Adhan twice and that of the Iqamah only once except for the phrase "the time of Salah has come" and Takbir. It was authentically reported in the Hadith of `Abdullah ibn Zayd ibn `Abd-Rabbihi, who received the phrases of the Adhan and the Iqamah in a dream, that he repeated Takbir twice at the beginning and end of the Iqamah. Furthermore, it is permissible to pronounce the Iqamah in a faster way unlike the Adhan which should be uttered slowly.May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.