Selection criteria for the caller to prayer

Reference: Sharh ‘Umdatil-Fiqh – Tape No.8, Question No.31

Question: When it comes to selecting a mu.adhdhin [to call the adhaan], should we look at how loud his call [to prayer] is, or how beautiful it is?

Response: [It is better to look for] both how loud his call [to prayer] is and how beautiful it is. If, however, his call [to prayer] is beautiful, but the people cannot hear it, then what benefit is there in that?! [In which case] looking for someone whose call [to prayer] is loud will take precedence over the beauty of his call [to prayer].

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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