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Is it haram to use a microphone for salah and azan?

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Assalamu Alaikum. I want to know, is it haram to perform salah behind the Imam who is using microphone. Is it also haram to use microphone for Azan. Some people do not pray salah in Jamat as the imam using microphone and they also belive that this salah will not be granted. I do not know the reason behind this. But most of the muslims around the world is using microphone to perform salah and azan. Would you please explain.


(Fatwa: 1656/D=370/K=1431)

(1) The experts have reached a conclusion after research that voice of microphone is the exact voice of speaker. It is not an echo. Hence, it is right to offer salah behind an imam who is leading the salah by mike without any dislike. However, it is better not to use a mike in a place where there is not huge gathering and mike is not necessary seeing the khushu khuzu, because sometime it does not work properly and causes interruption in salah.
(2) It is lawful to use it for Azan. I have written Islamic ruling. Those who talk about unacceptance of salah if they are not Alim then their words are unacceptable. And if they are Ulema, request to write their stand in detail with proof and attach their writing along with your istifta and send it back to us.

Allah (Subhana Wa Ta’ala) knows Best

Darul Ifta,
Darul Uloom Deoband

This answer was collected from the official ifta website of Darul Uloom Deoband in India.

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