Ameen is Said Quietly

Answered according to Hanafi Fiqh by

Answered by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

I found a page somewhere that described salaat according to the Hanafi madhab (  ) wherein it described the amin as soft. Is there a difference in ruling? Which is preferred?

In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful

Walaikum assalam,

Yes, it is a confirmed sunna in the Hanafi school to say “Ameen” quietly after reciting the Fatiha. The same goes for saying Bismillah ar-Rahman ar-Raheem before the Fatiha; it is to be recited quietly. [Nur al-Idah, Tanwir al-Absar]

The definition of “quietly” is to recite loud enough to hear oneself (if it were otherwise quiet), but not so loud that others can hear. [Maraqi, Radd al-Muhtar]

Faraz Rabbani

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