One Thursday, we decided to pray Thuhur at the Masjid. Once we arrived I notice many students from the Islamic School sitting in the lines preparing for Salatul Tuhur. When the Athan finished, there was a beautiful sound, the sound of unity and remembrance of Allah SWT.
All the students where reciting the du’aa after the Athan together. I am certain this was done to teach the children this habit in action vs just asking them to memorize the du’aa.
“The students repeat it everyday for the entire year, they are bound to memorize and understand it. We want them to build that habit, Inshallah. This is what we are aiming for.” One of the teachers explained with a smile on her face. “Many of us might be used to waiting for the first takbeer to start the prayer, but the real preparation begins when we hear the Athan (call to prayer) and there is a specific du’aa to say after hearing the Athan that has significant rewards on the day of judgement for those who say it.”
When the students finished reciting the du’aa another teacher stood up and recited the hadith below to them, explaining what it means, this way the children not only recite, but understand what they are saying and why.
The Prophet Muhammed (ﷺ) said, “Whoever, after listening to the Adhan (for the prayer) says, ‘O Allah, the Lord of this complete call and of this prayer, which is going to be established! Give Muhammad Al-Wasila and Al-Fadila and raise him to Al-Maqam-al-Mahmud which You have promised him,’ will be granted my intercession for him on the Day of Resurrection.”
When I went home I did a little research on the topic and found this video, which we felt was very beneficial: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TvMJmRXmKjU
Imagine the Prophet Muhammad (SAW) interceeding for you and your loved ones on the day of Judgment because of a simple du’aa you said after the Athan.
We want you to take this du’aa and teach it to your children and/or students. We want this simple habit to be instilled in all our children! Let’s do it together!
Bismillah… Here is the printable:
Did you know: One of the BEST times to make du’aa is between the Athan and Iqama!