Once an Imam (the one who leads congregational Prayer) mounted (the pulpit) to deliver a Khutbah (sermon) in one of the Masjids (mosques) of
and after he said the Salam (Islamic greeting of peace) the Mu'adhin (caller to Prayer) announced the Adhan (call to Prayer). Then, the Mu'adhin went out to perform Wudu' (ablution). Is this permissible? What is the ruling on him going out after the second Adhan?
I should mention that he was not in the Masjid before the Prayer but he came, proclaimed the Adhan and then left to perform Wudu'. What is the ruling on that?
The best is that a Mu'adhin should purify himself in his house before going to the Masjid. However, if the Mu'adhin leaves the mosque to perform Wudu' after announcing the Adhan, this does not spoil his Adhan or Prayer.May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.