Is it necessary to respond to a recorded Azaan?

Q. 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?

A. 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.

Allah Ta’ala Knows Best

Mufti Ismaeel Bassa