Why do some Muslims pronounce the name of
`Aly ibn Abu Talib
(may Allah be pleased with him) in the Adhan (call to Prayer) and Iqamah (call to start the Prayer)? Did the Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) or any of his Sahabah (Companions) ever do this?
Adhan is among the acts of worship, and all acts of worship are Tawqifiy (bound by a religious text and not amenable to personal opinion). There was never any mention of
`Aly's name (may Allah be pleased with him) in the Adhan or Iqamah during the time of the Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) or the Rightly-Guided Caliphs, neither was it prescribed. This was a Bid`ah (innovation in religion) introduced by some
Al-Rafidah (a Shiitic group) - a behavior that is characteristic of them.
Ahl-ul-Sunnah (adherents to the Sunnah) do not adopt this practice. Rather, they reject these acts to protect the Shari`ah (Islamic law) from acts of Bid`ah.May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions