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Replying to a recorded Azaan


Nasihah (Advice): Shaitaan at the time of Azaan


Rasoolullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wa Sallam said: “When the call for Salaah is made (Azaan), Shaitaan takes to his heels passing wind so that he may not hear the Azaan; and when the Azaan is finished, he comes back; and when the Iqaamah is pronounced, Shaitaan again takes to his heels, and when the Iqaamah is finished, he comes back again and tries to interfere with the person and his thoughts and says, “Remember this and that (which he has not thought of before the Salaah)”, till the praying person forgets how much he has prayed.” (Bukhari)




Question and Answer:


  1. Do we have to reply to or keep silent whilst a recorded Azaan is playing on an alarm clock, cell phone, Ipad, computer or Radio station?


(Question published as received)



  1. It is not necessary to reply to the recorded Azaan of a Muazzin on an alarm clock etc. or keep silent during its duration, as it is not a live Azaan of a Muazzin but a recorded Azaan. (Muheet)


The recorded Azaans of Muazzins on various technological devices serves as a remainder for Salaah. If one keeps silent during its duration, then this is an expression of ones honour and reverence to the name and remembrance of Allah Ta’ala which is praiseworthy.


And Allah Ta’ala Knows Best


Mufti Ismaeel Bassa



Mufti Ebrahim Desai

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