Virtues of the Muezzin
Ibn ‘Umar (radiyallahu ‘anhuma) narrates that Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) said: The Muadhdhin will receive forgiveness to the extent the voice of his Adhan reaches; every living and non-living thing that hears his voice, supplicates for his forgiveness. In another narration it is stated: Every living and nonliving thing replies to his Adhan.
(Musnad Ahmad, Tabarani, Bazzar, Majma’uz-Zawaid)
Abu Sa’sa’ah (radiyallahu ‘anhu) narrates that Abu Sa’id (radiyallahu ‘anhu) said: When you are in a desert or countryside, then call the Adhan loudly, as I have heard Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) saying: No tree or clod of earth, or rock, or Jinn, or man shall hear his voice; except that they will bear witness for him on the Day of Resurrection.
Mu’awiya (radiyallahu ‘anhu) narrates: I heard Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) saying: The Muadhdhins will have the longest necks amongst the people on the Day of Resurrection.
Note: Islamic Scholars have mentioned several interpretations to this hadith:
1. As people go to the masjid to offer Salat in response to the Adhan of the Muadhdhin, it is as though he is their leader and they are his followers. A leader is like a chief who has a long neck, which makes his head prominent.
2. The Muadhdhin shall raise his head high, longing to gaze at his magnificent reward, thus giving the appearance of the longest neck.
3. The Muadhdhin shall hold his head high as he has nothing to regret by virtue of his calling the Adhan. Whereas the one who regrets, or is ashamed of his actions, lowers his head in humility and shame.
4. The longest neck is an allegorical description, depicting the Muadhdhin as the most prominent of all on the Plain of Reckoning. Still others have mentioned that the Muadhdhins will proceed speedily towards Paradise.
Ibne-‘Umar (radiyallahu ‘anhuma) narrates that Nabi (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) said: He who calls the Adhan for twelve years, Paradise is guaranteed for him and sixty blessings will be recorded for every Adhan, and thirty blessings will be recorded for every Iqamah.
'Uqbah ibne-'Amir Radiyallahu 'anhu reports that he heard Rasulullah Sallallahu 'alaihi wasallam narrating a Hadith Qudsi: Your Rabb is pleased with the shepherd who calls the Adhan upon the peak of a mountain and offers Salat. Allah 'Azza wa Jal' exclaims to the angels: Look at this slave of Mine who calls tht Adhan and the Iqamah for Salat and he fears Me. I have forgiven him and entered him into Paradise.