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(a.), the second call to the ṣalāt which is pronounced by the muʾad̲h̲d̲h̲in in the mosque before each of the five prescribed daily ṣalāts as well as before the ṣalāt at the Friday service. This second call is given at the moment at which the ṣalāt begins. The formulae of the iḳāma are the same as those of the ad̲h̲ān . According to the Ḥanafīs, they are repeated as often as in the ad̲h̲ān; according to the other schools, they are pronounced only once with the exception of the words “God is great”, which are repeated twice at the beginning as well as at the end of the iḳāma. Moreover, after the formul…

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Juynboll, Th.W., “Iḳāma”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, Second Edition, Edited by: P. Bearman, Th. Bianquis, C.E. Bosworth, E. van Donzel, W.P. Heinrichs. Consulted online on 08 December 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_islam_SIM_3510>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004161214, 1960-2007

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