Replying to the azaan of two masjids

Q: I live in a small village. In my village there are two masjids, one belongs to Ahal Hadeees, who follow Imaam Shaafi and the other belongs to Hanafi's (who follow Imaam Abu Hanifah).

When azaan starts in one masjid, the other will be starting prayers as they have completed azaan few minutes early. So in this system of prayers, the one azaan in any of two mosque is not given the heed that we are supposed to. So I would like to hear from you, is it wrong or not.

A: You should answer the azaan of the musjid you intend going to.

And Allah Ta'ala (الله تعالى) knows best.


Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)