Use of A Microphone in Salaah

Question

Is there any need for an Imaam to make use of the microphone to amplify his voice during Salaah if all the Musallees can comfortably hear his voice for the entire duration of the Salaah without the use of any microphone?

Answer

One should refrain from using a microphone in Ṣalāh when there is no need for it. In fact, it will be better to follow this simple way shown to us by Rasūlullāh H (i.e. Ṣalāh without a microphone) at all times.

References

نماز میں آلۂ مکبر الصوت کے استعمال میں بہت سے مفاسد ہیں، اس لئے اس سے اجتناب کیا  جائے، اور سنت کے سیدھے سادے طریقے پر آواز کو دور تک پہنچانے کیلئےمکبرین کا انتظام کیا جائے، لیکن اگر کسی جگہ آلۂ مکبر الصوت پر نماز ادا کرلی گئی تو نماز فاسد واجب الاعادہ نہیں ہے، اور استعمال کرنیوالوں کو کم از کم یہ لازم ہے کہ مکبرین کا پورا انتظام رکھیں کیونکہ علماء کی ایک جماعت اس کو مفسد قرار دیتی ہے ان کے خلاف سے خروج کی فکر کرنا چاہئے۔ (آلات جدیدہ کے شرعی احکام مفتی محمد شفیع عثمانی رحمہ اللہ ص۲۸)

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