Athan: Without ablution

Q48 :Can one call the Athan without having had ablution first?

A48 : Athan, or the call to prayer, is part of zikr, or the remembrance of Allah. For any type of this remembrance, it is preferable or recommended to have ablution. However, if a person calls the Athan without having had ablution, the Athan is valid and he has not violated any Islamic rule. The Athan is not part of prayer itself, because if a person offers his prayer after its time has fallen due, without making the Athan or hearing it called, his prayer is valid. He needs ablution for his prayer, but not for the Athan which is the announcement that the prayer has fallen due.

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