Hadith on Prayer: Turning from side to side during the call to prayer

Abu Juhaifa reported: He saw Bilal, may Allah be pleased with him, performing the call to prayer, saying, “I followed him turning his face side to side during the call to prayer.”

Al-Bukhari said, “It is mentioned about Bilal that he would put his fingers in his ears, and Ibn Umar would not put his fingers in his ears.”

Source: Ṣaḥīḥ al-Bukhārī 608

Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to Al-Bukhari

عَنْ أَبِي جُحَيْفَةَ أَنَّهُ رَأَى بِلَالًا رضي الله عنه يُؤَذِّنُ فَجَعَلْتُ أَتَتَبَّعُ فَاهُ هَهُنَا وَهَهُنَا بِالْأَذَانِ

وقال البخاري وَيُذْكَرُ عَنْ بِلَالٍ أَنَّهُ جَعَلَ إِصْبَعَيْهِ فِي أُذُنَيْهِ وَكَانَ ابْنُ عُمَرَ لَا يَجْعَلُ إِصْبَعَيْهِ فِي أُذُنَيْهِ

608 صحيح البخاري كتاب الأذان باب هل يتتبع المؤذن فاه ههنا وههنا وهل يلتفت في الأذان