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Questions On The Third Testimony - The Adhaan Today

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And so we take a look at the Adhaan that we have been given today as being the correct one by the Mujtahids.

TAWZEEH UL MASAAIL - SYED ALI AL SISTANI - RULE 927 Adhan consists of the following 18 sentences: Allahu Akbar - four times - (Allah is greater than any description) Ash hadu an la ilaha illal lah - two times - (I testify that there is no god but Allah) Ash hadu anna Muhammadan Rasu lul lah - two times - (I testify that Muhammad is Allah's Messenger)

Hayya'alas Salah - two times - (Hasten to prayers) Hayya'alal Falah - two times - (Hasten to deliverance) Hayya'ala Khayril 'Amal - two times (Hasten to the best act) Allahu Akbar - two times - (Allah is greater than any description) La ilaha illal lah - two times - (There is no god but Allah) As you can see that according to this Mujtahid and all others (except of one Syed Muhammad Shirazi - Rule 117) the Third Testimony does not form part of the Ad- haan. It looks like the Ijtihad that he did was different from the ones done by the rest of the Mujtahids.

Let us now look at the some of the declarations of this Adhaan.

The first eight sentences are the declaration of the Greatness of Allah (s.w.t.) and the bearing of the first two testimonies. The last four sentences are the two declarations once again of the Greatness of Allah (s.w.t.) and His Unity. That leaves the six sen- tences of the three declarations which we should look at.

AL FADHAAIL - SHAZAN BIN JIBRAEEL 5TH C H

The Holy Imam Ali (a.s.) said: I am the Salaat (Prayer) of the believer; I am (the one referred to in) Hasten to Prayers; Hasten to deliverance and hasten to the best act. This is a clear reference to the three declarations in the Adhaan: Hayya'alas Salah - two times - (Hasten to prayers)

Hayya'alal Falah - two times - (Hasten to deliverance) Hayya'ala Khayril 'Amal - two times - (Hasten to the best act) As you can see, virtually the whole of the Adhaan has been designed for the declaration of Wilayah.

But the Third Testimony does not form part of the Adhaan as given by them. Yet, they cannot avoid the overwhelming evidence against their rulings and so they have made it a recommendation, but OUTSIDE the Adhaan.

CONCLUSION

Let us now look at these two Hadeeth once again for the conclusion. AL MANAQIB - VOL 3 - KHUTBA AL IFTIKHARIYA OF IMAM ALI (A.S.) I am the Adhaan of Allah (s.w.t.) in this world and the caller (Muezzin) in the hereafter. AL IHTIJAJ AL TABARSI - VOL 1 P230

So came the order from the Imam Ja'far Al Sadiq (a.s.): 'Whoever says - There is no God but Allah, Muhammad is the Messenger of Allah must immediately say Ali is the Commander of the Faithful'.

Can you give me a reason to let go of the Firmest Handle in the matter of Adhaan? I rest my case.