Mu' meneen Brothers and Sisters,
As Salaam Aleikum wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatuh. (May Allah's Peace, Mercy and Blessings be upon all of you)
One of our brothers/sisters has asked this question:
can u tell me how importance of azaan?
in our area nr my residence there is a big masjid.it has a trust which looks after it.the trustees are industrialist.azaan is given at all the required times for namaz but as the masjid is quite big and there are no loudspeakers.the people are unable to hear the azaan.the maintenance of the masjid is also going bad to worse.wen any person come forward to offer help in case of maintenance.the chairperson shooes them is real pity that as muslims we can`t do anything to convince him.can u please help as how to convinve such persons whose false ego creates problems.can u cite some hadiths regarding how important is a masjid n relevant importance of azaan.
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Maintenance of masjid
In the name of Allah, We praise Him, seek His help and ask for His forgiveness. Whoever Allah guides none can misguide, and whoever He allows to fall astray, none can guide them aright. We bear witness that there is none worthy of worship but Allah Alone, and we bear witness that Muhammad (saws) is His slave-servant and the seal of His Messengers.
The main reason and wisdom behind the declaration of the 'adhaan' aloud is to make aware to the believers in the area that the time of offering the prayer has begun. In the times of the Prophet (saws) there were obviously no loudspeakers; but in this day and age when technology has allowed us the use of loudspeakers, it would indeed be best if the 'adhaan' is declared through the loudspeakers so that the believers in a larger area are made aware of the prayer timings.
If the authority or the believers have appointed a board of trustees to look after the maintenance of the 'masjid', it is their duty unto the believers to maintain the 'masjid' so that the believers can worship their Lord in the best possible environment. If the state or condition of the 'masjid' is in a state of disrepair only because of the 'ego' of one person, the leaders of the community must politely but firmly warn that person to fear Allah and either do the needful so that the House of Allah is properly maintained, or at least allow the believers who wish to keep the 'masjid' in proper order to do so. If after being sufficiently warned the person, only because of his authority and 'ego' still does not amend his conduct, he himself will bear the blame for his stubbornness in the Court of Allah Subhanah.
Whatever written of Truth and benefit is only due to Allah's Assistance and Guidance, and whatever of error is of me alone. Allah Alone Knows Best and He is the Only Source of Strength.
Your brother and well wisher in Islam,