One of Muslims' favorite sounds should be the sound of Adhan. It is the reminder for one to perform prayers and once one hears it, he should repeat after it except for one phrase. Learn what you should say exactly.

What to say when hearing the adhan and after it

It is recommended when hearing the adhan to repeat what it says,

:as Abu Sa'id al-Khudri reports that the Prophet (peace be upon him) said

‘When you hear the call to prayer, repeat what the caller says.’

Related by al-Bukhari, hadith No. 621; Muslim, hadith No. 1,093

 One exception, however, is that when the caller says ‘hayy 'ala al-salah; hayy 'ala al-falah;’ we should say:

‘la hawla wala quwwata illa billah, which means ‘no power works except by Allah’s permission.’

 Related by Muslim, hadith No. 385

 In Fajr prayer, when the caller says ‘prayer is better than sleep’, anyone who hears him is recommended to say the same. This is not recommended for iqamah. After the athan, it is recommended to say:

‘Peace be to the Prophet (peace be upon him) and his household. My Lord, the Lord of this perfect call and the due prayer, grant Muhammad the means and give him the honourable station You promised him.’

Related by al-Bukhari, hadith No. 614. The hadith includes that ‘whoever says this will benefit from the Prophet’s intercession on their behalf on the Day of Judgement