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Using a robotic woman’s voice in apps for disabled people

Answered according to Hanafi Fiqh by Muftionline.co.za

Q: I want to make an app for disabled people. I want to make an app that uses text-to-speech and speech-to-text function. Text-to-speech has a robotic womens voice, so is it permissible for males to hear such a voice? Is it permissible for me to launch such app and sell.

Secondly, I want to make speech-to-text app for the deafs so that deaf can receive incoming calls, subtitles will appear, so is it permissible for me launch such an app? If any woman is calling, so her voice will be translated into text form. I think this background process will also be robotic. Is it permissible for me to launch such app?

Bismillaah

A:

1. It is permissible. Since this is not a person it does not have all the laws of a person. Overall we are asked to avoid all types of temptations including the voice of women unnecessarily. Hence, why don’t you turn it to a robotic man to avoid any type of complication.

2. Yes.

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

 

Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)

This answer was collected from MuftiOnline.co.za, where the questions have been answered by Mufti Zakaria Makada (Hafizahullah), who is currently a senior lecturer in the science of Hadith and Fiqh at Madrasah Ta’leemuddeen, Isipingo Beach, South Africa.

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