Hadith on Prayer: Callers to prayer will be leaders on Judgment Day

Mu’awiyah reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “The callers to prayer will have the longest necks of the people on the Day of Resurrection.”

Source: Ṣaḥīḥ Muslim 387

Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to Muslim

An-Nawawi said, “It is said that it means they are masters and chiefs, as the Arabs would describe mastership as having a long neck.”

Source: Sharḥ al-Nawawī ‘alá Ṣaḥīḥ Muslim 387

عن معاوية قَالَ قَالَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ الْمُؤَذِّنُونَ أَطْوَلُ النَّاسِ أَعْنَاقًا يَوْمَ الْقِيَامَةِ

387 صحيح مسلم كتاب الصلاة باب فضل الأذان وهرب الشيطان عند سماعه

قال النووي وَقِيلَ مَعْنَاهُ أَنَّهُمْ سَادَةٌ وَرُؤَسَاءٌ وَالْعَرَبُ تَصِفُ السَّادَةَ بِطُولِ الْعُنُقِ

387 شرح النووي على مسلم