Proclaiming Adhan for Salat-ul-Istisqa'

Q 2: Is it permissible to call people to Salat-ul-Istisqa' (Prayer for rain) by making Adhan (call to Prayer) because some people do not witness this Salah (Prayer) either because they forget or because they do not know? So, is it permissible to make Adhan in this case to remind and urge them? A 2: It is impermissible to make Adhan for Salat-ul-Istisqa' because the Prophet (peace be upon him) and the Rightly-Guided Caliphs after him offered it without Adhan or Iqamah (call to start the Prayer) and it is impermissible to introduce an act of `Ibadah (worship) that was not permitted by Allah and His Messenger (peace be upon him).The Sunnah (action following the teachings of the Prophet) is that if the Imam (one who leads congregational prayer) intends to perform Salat-ul-Istisqa', he must inform people of the day he has set for that purpose so that they can get ready by repenting sincerely, avoiding sins and disputes and giving Sadaqah (optional charity) from the best of their property in addition to (Part No. 7; Page No. 173


A 2: It is impermissible to make Adhan for Salat-ul-Istisqa' because the Prophet (peace be upon him) and the Rightly-Guided Caliphs after him offered it without Adhan or Iqamah (call to start the Prayer) and it is impermissible to introduce an act of `Ibadah (worship) that was not permitted by Allah and His Messenger (peace be upon him).The Sunnah (action following the teachings of the Prophet) is that if the Imam (one who leads congregational prayer) intends to perform Salat-ul-Istisqa', he must inform people of the day he has set for that purpose so that they can get ready by repenting sincerely, avoiding sins and disputes and giving Sadaqah (optional charity) from the best of their property in addition to (Part No. 7; Page No. 173) other reasons that withhold rain.May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.


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