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Ruling 905

The sentence:

أَشْهَدُ أَنَّ عَلِیّاً وَّلِيُّ اللهِ

ashhadu anna ʿaliyyaw waliyyul lāh

…is not a part of adhān and iqāmah, but it is good to say it after the sentence ‘ashhadu anna muḥammadar rasūlul lāh’ with the intention of attaining proximity to Allah.

Translation of the sentences of adhān and iqāmah

اَللهُ أَکْبَـرُ

allāhu akbar

Allah is greater [than what He is described as].

أَشْهَدُ أَن لَّا إِلٰهَ إِلاَّ اللهُ

ashhadu al lā ilāha illal lāh

I testify that there is no god but Allah.

أَشْهَدُ أَنَّ مُحَمَّداً رَّسُولُ اللهِ

ashhadu anna muḥammadar rasūlul lāh

I testify that Muḥammad is the messenger of Allah.

أَشْهَدُ أَنَّ عَلِیّاً وَّلِيُّ اللهِ

ashhadu anna ʿaliyyaw waliyyul lāh

I testify that ʿAlī, the Commander of the Faithful, is the vicegerent of Allah.

حَىَّ عَلَى الصَّلَاةِ

ḥayya ʿalaṣ ṣalāh

Hasten to prayers.

حَىَّ عَلَى الْفَلَاحِ

ḥayya ʿalal falāḥ

Hasten to prosperity.

حَىَّ عَلَىٰ خَیْرِ الْعَمَلِ

ḥayya ʿalā khayrilʿamal

Hasten to the best act.

قَدْ قَامَتِ الصَّلَاةُ

qad qāmatiṣ ṣalāh

Certainly, the prayer has been established.

لَا إِلٰهَ إِلاَّ اللهُ

lā ilāha illal lāh

There is no god but Allah.