Young child calling the adhaan

Reference: Sharh ‘Umdatil-Fiqh – Tape No.8, Question No.22

Question: Is it acceptable for a young child who is between 6 and 7 years old to call the adhaan?

Response: So long as he is able to distinguish [from right and wrong], and he is eligible for prayer, then his calling the adhaan is acceptable.

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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