Saying «أقامها الله و أدامها» after the iqaamah

Reference: Fataawa tata’allaq bi-Jamaa’ah al-Masjid – Question 26, Page 26
Liqaa. al-Baab al-Maftooh – Volume 55, Page 124

Question: Noble Shaykh, we hear some people say «أقامها الله و أدامها» after the iqaamah for the prayer [is called]. What is the ruling regarding this?

Response: It has been mentioned in a hadeeth of the Messenger (sal-Allaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) that when the mu.adhdhin calls the iqaamah and says «قد قامت الصلاة» that he (the Prophet) used to say «أقامها الله و أدامها». However, this hadeeth is weak and is not sufficient proof [for this action].

- from London, UK. 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.

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