What do you feel every single time you hear the adhan?
Do you feel the urge to answer it by going for salah or are you among those who just hear it just like the chirping of the birds (it’s just normal)?
Did you know that adhan itself was a weapon of the Muslims against their enemies during the time of the Sahabah Radiyallahu Anhum?
YES, the adhan itself brought such fear in the hearts of the disbelievers! Let me share to you a story that happened during the battle of Al Qadisiyyah.
When Emperor Rustam of Persia reached An-Najaf near Al Qadisiyyah, he spent a spy to the Muslim camp. This spy was such a keen observant that he was thoroughly studying the movements of the Sahabah Radiyallahu Anhum.
When he returned to Rustam, he told him about the character and all other information regarding the Muslim army.
The army of Rustam reached Al Qadisiyyah and encamped between the River ‘Atiq and the fort.
While taking a stroll, he heard the muadhdhin call for Fajr prayer and saw them preparing to stand up for it.
Rustam immediately ordered his troops to mount their animals and be ready. When he was asked why, he said, "Can’t you see that the battle cry was shouted among the enemy and now they are getting ready?"
The same spy spoke up, "They are getting ready for prayers."
Rustam exclaimed in Persian and said, "I heard a sound in the morning, it must have been ‘Umar speaking to his dogs, teaching them some tricks. When they speak like this, be ready for battle."
When the muadhdhin called again for Duhur prayer, Rustam lamented, "It feels as if ‘Umar has eaten my liver!"
May Allah forgive me but whenever I read this story I couldn’t stop myself but laugh at how scared Rustam was against the Muslim army. A fear of unknown, I must say, for Rustam couldn’t comprehend and understand such strength and from where do they get such strength. Allahu’akbar.
O Muslims, we should all realize our strength, that with Islam Allah Azza Wa Jall has promised us victory. Indeed, this story is such a great portrayal of this ayah:
"And never will Allah grant to the unbelievers a way (to triumph) over the believers." Qur’an 24:141
Remember each time adhan is called, in every nation, the triumph of Islam is heard and every living thing attest to it! How blessed are those who answer this call and how blessed are those who recognize this blessing!
And we pray that Allah Azza Wa Jall makes us among those who regularly establish prayers.
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