Standing Still For The Athaan


In our country, when the athaan is made whoever is walking stands still and whoever is riding an animal comes down from it. Is this action correct?


This is from bid’ah. We do not know it to be from the Prophet ﷺ that whoever is walking stands still in order to hear the athaan or that a rider stops to do likewise. All of this is from the newly invented matters.

Answered by: Shaykh Abu Bilaal Al-Hadhramy – may Allah preserve him


Answered on: 7th Rabbi’ Al-Awal 1441 (4th November 2019):

Translated by: Abou Sufian Saami ibn Daniel Al-Ghaani