Second Call to Prayer
Iqama (or Iqamah) refers to the second call for the prayer that follows the first call (Adhan). Iqama means that the obligatory prayer in congregation is just to begin. It is to be recited in Arabic before every obligatory prayer. It is composed of specific words and phrases very closely related to the Adhan. The statements of the Adhan are recited reduced so that the statements that are expressed twice in the Adhan are recited once in Iqama except the last utterance of Allâhu-Akbar. The prayer is offered immediately after Iqama has been pronounced.
- There are a number of variations of Iqama (which I have been advised are all accepted, though I have only verified the one presented in this Post). These include:
- Reciting the wording of a full Adhan with the addition of ‘Qad qāmatis-salāh’ (recited twice)
- Reciting the wording of a full Adhan with the addition of ‘Qad qāmatis-salāh’ (recited only once)
- Reciting the wording of a half Adhan with the addition of ‘Qad qāmatis-salāh’ (recited twice) – as presented in this Post
- Further examples of Iqama (audio from Makkah and Madina during Umrah & Hajj) can be found in my ‘Adhan Recordings’ post here
- The transliteration above may not provide an accurate guide on how to pronounce the Adhan correctly. InshAllah I will have another post shortly that covers this topic, but if you are not sure please consult a scholar for the correct pronunciation.
- Sunan Abu Dawud. Volume 1, Hadith #499 (Hasan), pg 302. 
- Sunan Abu Dawud. Volume 1, Hadith #510 (Sahih), pg 320. 
- Sahih Muslim. Volume 7, Glossary of Islamic Terms, pg 475. 
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