What does the word Iqama mean?

Iqama is an arabic word and it has two meanings:

An “Iqama” is a reference to the second call to prayer that is performed in the masjid prior to the start of salah. This call to prayer is quieter than the first, and more urgent. It signals the people within the masjid to hasten to fulfill the obligation of prayer and to fortify their connection with Allah (swt).

An “Iqama” can also be used as a reference to documents of identification or citizenship. Continue reading What does the word Iqama mean?