Making the talbiyah as a group in chorus

Reference: al-Bid’u wal-Muhdathaat wa maa laa Asla lahu – Page 394
Fiqh al-‘Ibaadaat – Page 343

Question: What is the ruling regarding making the talbiyah as a group in chorus?

Response: Some of the pilgrims make the talbiyah as a group in chorus, so one of them is either at the front, middle or behind and makes the talbiyah whilst all of them follow him in chorus. This has not been mentioned on the authority of [any of] the companions. Rather, Anas Ibn Maalik (radhi-yAllaahu ‘anhu) said:

«We were with the Prophet ﷺ [on the Hajj al-Wadaa’ (farewell pilgrimage)] and from amongst us were those who recited “Allaahu Akbar” and those who recited “Laa ilaaha ill-Allaah” and those who reicted the talbiyah».

This is [what has been] legislated for the Muslims, whereby each one then makes talbiyah on his own without joining together with others.

He is a graduate of the Islaamic University of Madeenah, having graduated from the Institute of Arabic Language, and later the Faculty of Sharee'ah in 2004. He currently resides in Birmingham, UK.

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