Who a Muezzin in Islam is.
It was the last quarter of the night, and the cold was bone-shattering. It was raining like its never going to rain again. This heavy rain was making it troublesome to drive. I was away for a business tour and was now driving home on a stormy night. I had turned on the heater in the car. Still, it could not reduce the cold, and I was almost shivering. At that time, I had only one wish “to reach home and get into my cozy bed.” The blanket and bed were the biggest blessings for me. Since it was raining so heavily, streets and roads were empty of the sign of any living thing. Not even a single stray dog or cat. Everyone was under the blanket inside their warm home with doors and windows closed. In all these thoughts, I turned my car in the street. As I took the turn, my headlights bathed a person moving swiftly in the rain. To save himself from the rainy storm, that person stretched a plastic raincoat over his head.
Muezzin As A Helper:
He was moving swiftly but carefully in the street, trying to save himself from the rain and mud. I was too amazed to see a person walking on the road at 4 am on such a stormy and cold night. “Maybe some need or emergency drove home out of home,” I thought. Soon after this thought, I decided to help him. I stopped my car when I reached him and lowered the window to converse with him.
“Assalam-o-Alaikum brother ! Where are you heading in this rain? I can drop you.” He politely rejected my offer, saying that ” Thank you, brother, but I am not going much far. my destination is nearby; I can easily walk there.” I questioned again in amazement,” Where are you going ?”And again, I got a confident reply,” MOSQUE.” Well, this reply was even more shocking,” What do you have to do in the mosque at this time that can not be done on a day when the weather will be better?” There came the reply, which was the heaviest answer of the night,” I am Moazzin of the nearby mosque. It’s almost fajar, and I am heading to the mosque to call adhan for fajar“. Saying this, he moved on to his way since he was getting late from calling adhan, but left me in deep thought that he was Muezzin.Call Of Muezzin Is Called Adhan:
How many of us are willing to go to the mosque to call adhan at this time in such bad weather conditions? Who gets up on a cold chilly morning before everyone? And leaves his warm bed to walk in foggy streets towards the mosque, EVEN BEFORE the Muslims who attend fajar with the congregation. There are a lot of questions in my mind. Who tells us that ” Salaah is better than sleep!
Who announces that “Come towards Salah“!
Who calls us “come towards success”?
And he is so assured of this success that nothing can demotivate him from fulfilling his duty, neither cold nor rain nor storm when all others are in deep slumber in warm beds. His faith in reward is strong enough to wake him up right before fajar and lead his feet toward the mosque. Such is the passion of the Muezzin! At that moment, I realized such motivated souls uphold our ummah. Though very few, they carry a heavy responsibility. I wanted to leave my car and salute him, but he was gone. He was getting late from his precious duty. So soon after, when the voice of ” ALLAH HU AKBAR ! ALLAH HU AKBAR” raised in the air, my feet raised towards the mosque. Today it felt good to walk in the rain towards the mosque; Muezzin gave me an inspiration no one else could have given!