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Takbeer (Takbir) before Salah (Namaz)[]


Iqamah is similar to azaan with a little difference. 

Recital Arabic Transliteration Translation
1x الله اكبر الله اكبر āllahu ākbar, āllahu ākbar Allah is Greatest, Allah is Greatest,
1x اشهد ان لا اله الا الله āsh'hadu ān lā ilaha illā-llah I assert that there is no god but Allah,
1x اشهد ان محمد رسول الله āsh'hadu ānna mūhammadān rasūlu-llah I assert that Muhammad is the Messenger of Allah,
1x حي على الصلاة hayyā `alā-s-salah Come to prayer,
1x حي على الفلاح hayyā `alā-l-falāh Come to success,
2x قد قامت الصلاة qad qāma tis-salaah Stand for prayer,
1x الله اكبر الله اكبر āllahu ākbar, āllahu ākbar Allah is Great, Allah is Great,
1x لا اله الا الله lā ilaha illā-llah There is no god but Allah

During Iqama do not put your fingers in your ears and do not not put your hands on your ears, say the iqama with a lower voice compared to the azaan but not so low that the people there can not hear, say the words of Iqamah without pauses like in Azaan.

To stand at the beginning of Iqama is Makrooh

During iqama all people present, Imam and Muqtadee, should be sitting. When the Mukabbir (one who says the Iqama) reaches everybody should stand up while standing up before this is against the Sunnah. Imam Mohammed (D. 189 Hijri), student of Imam-e-Azam Abu Hanifa (Radi-Allahu anhu) & teacher of the teacher of Imam Bukhari writes in his famous book of hadith, Muta Shareef,  "When the Muazzin says

حي على الفلاح

it is mustahab for the people to stand for salaah, get into saf, straighten the saf, and be shoulder to shoulder. This is the fatwa (verdict) of (Imam-e-Azam) Abu Hanifa Rahmatu-llahi alaih." [Muatta Sharif P. 68]

Some people would stand before during iqama. Prophet of Allah said, "Do not stand up until you see me. " (Bukhari) It is Makrooh to stand and wait at the time of iqama instead one should sit-down and stand when the muazzin says 

حي على الفلاح

[Raddul Muhtar V. 2 P. 71 & Fatawa Alamgiri V. 1 P.57]