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Saying that the First Adhaan of the Jumu'ah salaah is a Bid'ah started by Hadhrat Uthmaan RADI.

Q: salaah-533: The Ghayr Muqallideen say that the first Adhaan of the Jumu'ah salaah that is called out from the Minaarah is a Bid'ah practice initiated by Hadhrat Uthmaan RADI. and is not permissible since it was not practised during the time of Rasulullaah SAW. Is this true?

Answer: Because the Musrims were few during the time of Rasulullaah SAW. The one Adhaan called out in front of the Mimbar was sufficient. However, as the numbers of Muslims increased immensely, this Adhaan was not sufficient to call the Muslims to salaah, so Hadhrat Uthmaan RADI. added the first Adhaan with the unanimous consent of all the sahabah RADI. This unanimity is a source of code in the Shari'ah' Furthermore, Hadhrat Uthmaan RADI. was amongst the Khulafaa Raashideen and Rasulullaah SAW. emphasised, "Hold fast to my practices and those of my Khulafaa Raashideen.

Tafseer Mawaahibur Rahmaan states that the verse “O you who have Imaan, when you are called for salaah… refers to that Adhaan of the Jumu’ah salaah which is called out in front of the Khateeb because this was the Adhaan during the time of Rasulullaah SAW. and Hadhrat Abu Bakr RADI. It was when the Muslim population grew tremendously and people lived far off that Hadhrat Uthmaan RADI. had a person call out the Adhaan at a place called Zowraa so that people could terminate all trade as soon as they heard it and proceed for the Jumu'ah salaah. The Adhaan was then called out again in front of the Khateeb as was the practice. The Khutbah was then followed by the Iqaamah before the salaah, which was also referred to as the Adhaan. Although there were plenty of sahabah RADI. from amongst the Muhaajireen, and Ansaar present at the time, none of the opposed the practice because the Hadith clearly states, "Hold fast to my practices and those of my Khulafaa Raashideen coming after me. Bite onto them with your hind teeth". The Adhaan delivered from the Minaarah is therefore permissible, after which the second Adhaan is called out in front of the Khateeb.t And Allaah knows best what is most correct.

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