Using a microphone for Salaah

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Q: If the Imam recites Qirat by mouth and there is only 3 lines (saffs) of musallees and the sound by mouth reaches till the 20th line (saff), but still he recites qirat using the microphone and the sound of the loud speaker reaches 5 decibles which can be heard in the building beyond the mosque. The sound level for the 1st line (saff) of musallees is about 95 decibles (dB).

1. Though the mouth is enough, still using the mike and loud speaker, is it tasarruf?

2. When the sound level (dB) goes up beyond the permissible limit (60 dB) what should we do?

3. During the Fajr prayer when the qirat is going on so loudly, it is very difficult to pray sunnat of Fajr.

4. Though the mouth is enough, still using the loud speaker, is it riya?


A: If there is a need then he should lower the volume.

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


Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)

This answer was collected from, 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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