Hadith on Prayer: Recommendation for the caller to prayer not to take wages

Uthman ibn Abi Al-‘As reported: Among the final commitments entrusted to me by the Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, is that I would employ a caller to prayer who would not take wages for his call.

At-Tirmidhi said, “This is acted upon according to the scholars. They disapproved that the caller to prayer would take wages for his call and they preferred the caller to seek reward from Allah for his call.”

Source: Sunan al-Tirmidhī 209

Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to At-Tirmidhi

عَنْ عُثْمَانَ بْنِ أَبِي الْعَاصِ قَالَ إِنَّ مِنْ آخِرِ مَا عَهِدَ إِلَيَّ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ أَنْ اتَّخِذْ مُؤَذِّنًا لَا يَأْخُذُ عَلَى أَذَانِهِ أَجْرًا

وقال الترمذي وَالْعَمَلُ عَلَى هَذَا عِنْدَ أَهْلِ الْعِلْمِ كَرِهُوا أَنْ يَأْخُذَ الْمُؤَذِّنُ عَلَى الْأَذَانِ أَجْرًا وَاسْتَحَبُّوا لِلْمُؤَذِّنِ أَنْ يَحْتَسِبَ فِي أَذَانِهِ

209 سنن الترمذي كتاب الصلاة أبواب الأذان باب ما جاء في كراهية أن يأخذ المؤذن على الأذان أجرا

قَالَ أَبُو عِيسَى حَدِيثُ عُثْمَانَ حَدِيثٌ حَسَنٌ صَحِيحٌ