Q: Can you explain about any hadith on talking during azan?
A. The narration stating that one who speaks during the Adhaan will not be able to recite the Kalimah at the time of death is a fabrication, as mentioned in Kashful-Khifaa and San’aani.
However, in spite of the narration being a fabrication, it is still necessary and highly emphasized that one should stop all work and listen to the Adhaan as well as reply to its wordings.
It is highly disrespectful and bad to continue speaking worldly matters while the Adhaan is in progress. It is among the important etiquette of Adhaan to maintain silence while it is being called out, to answer its wordings and to recite the Durood and Du’aa after Adhaan.
A Hadeeth mentions that the intercession of Rasulullah (Sallallaahu Alayhi wa Sallam) becomes compulsory for the person who recites the Du’aa after Adhaan. (Mishkaat V1 P146).
Mufti Siraj Desai