Meanings Of The Words Of The Azan


1- ALLAHU AKBAR: Allahu ta'ala is great. He needs nothing. He is so great that He does not need the worships of His slaves. Worships are of no benefit to Him. In order to settle this well in minds, this word is repeated four times. [The first and third 'r' sounds are made jazm or wasl and read in the form of 'ra'. ] (?? 'ra' or 'ar')

2- ASH'HADU AN LA İLAHA IL-LAL-LAH: Though owing to His greatness He does not need anyone's worship, I bear witness and certainly believe that none besides Him is worthy of being worshipped. Nothing is like Him.

3- ASH'HADU ANNA MUHAMMADAN RASULULLAH: I bear witness and believe that hadrat Muhammad 'alaihi wa ala alihissalatu wa sallam' is the Prophet sent by Him, that he is the communicant of the way of the worships liked by Him, that only those worships communicated and shown by him are worthy of Allahu ta'ala.

4-5- HAYYA'ALASSALAH-HAYYA'ALALFALAH: These are the two words inviting Believers to the namaz, which brings happiness and salvation.

6- ALLAHU AKBAR: No one could manage the worship worthy of Him. He is so great, so far from anybody's worship being worthy of Him or suitable for Him.

7- LA ILAHA IL-LAL-LAH: He, alone, has the right to be worshipped, for us to humiliate ourselves before. Along with the fact that no one can do the worship worthy of Him, no one besides Him is worthy of being worshipped.