Pandemic adhan

Question:
Asalamualiekum Sh Gibril
In Pakistan they are calling out Adhans at night in this time of difficulties.  What is the Islamic ruling on it as some people are asking. It is outside of regular calls to five prayers.
Answer:
Alaykumussalam warahmatullah,
It is a permissible sunna according to Shafiis and Hanafis in particular contexts such as the pandemic the world is presently experiencing, as the Prophet (upon him blessings and peace) said:
  الطاعون وخز أعدائكم من الجن
“Pandemics are from a jab by your enemies among the jinns” (Musnad Ahmad, Tabarani, Hakim),
and adhan is recommended at the time of tamarrud al-jinn (mass jinn hostility), as stated by Imam al-Haytami in Sharh al-Minhaj, in Hashiyat al-Ramli and others, and endorsed by the Hanafis such as in Ibn `Abidin’s Hashiya, as it disables them for as long as Allah wishes as well as reminds people to read the Mu`awwidhat (last three Suras) and other verses the Prophet recommended against them such as Ayatul Kursi and the end of al-Baqara, make istighfar, rise and pray voluntary prayers, make dhikr, and trust in Allah.
Hajj Gibril Haddad
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