Chapter 42

باب الأذان والإقامة

The adhan and the iqama


قال الصادق (عليه السلام): الأذان والإقامة مثنى مثنى ، وهما اثنان وأربعون حرفا، الأذان عشرون حرفا، والإقامة اثنان وعشرون حرفا .


as-Sadiq عليه السلام said: The adhan and the iqama are two (and) two (i.e. its parts are said in pairs as opposed to singly).  And they are forty two letters (i.e. expressions): the adhan is twenty letters, and the iqama is twenty two letters.