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Raising the Voice With Remembrance After the Obligatory Prayers |
Q. Disagreement and argument has become profuse regarding the question of whether to make Tasbih quietly or aloud after the obligatory prayers. Regarding this matter, I request you to make clear for us the following points:
1. Which is better, saying the Tasbih quietly or aloud?
2. Saying it aloud causes confusion to those who have missed part of the prayer, what is the solution?
3. What is your advice to those who argue about these matters and others, especially in the mosques?
A. It has been authentically reported in the Two Sahihs on the authority of Ibn Abbas that in the time of the Messenger of Allaah (sallalaahu alayhi wa sallam), it was the practice to raise the voice when making remembrance after the obligatory prayers; he said: ıI used to know if they had finished (praying) when I heard itı (Bukhari 841 & Muslim 583). This authentic hadeeth and others which carry the same meaning, such as the hadeeth of Ibn Az-Zubayr, Al Mughirah bin Shuıbah and others all prove the lawfulness of raising the voice when making remembrance after the people have finished the obligatory prayers, so that the people at the door of the mosque or those near to it will know that the prayer is over. But whoever finds people praying what they have missed of the obligatory prayer near to him, it is better for him to lower his voice a little so that he does not disturb them, according to other evidences. And in raising the voice are many benefits, including demonstrating the saying of Allaahıs praises for the blessing He has conferred on them through their performance of this great obligatory prayer, and it teaches the ignorant and reminds those who forget; and if it were not for this, the Sunnah would remain unknown to many people. And Allaah is the Granter of success.
Shaykh Abdul-Azeez Ibn Baz (Rahimahullah) ı
Fatawa Islamiyyah, Book of Prayer p.265 (Darus-Salaam)
Remembrance Aloud After Prayer is a Sunnah
Q. What is the ruling on raising the voice when seeking forgiveness and uttering remembrance after prayer, bearing in mind that his disturbs other, since they find difficulty in maintaining a sense of humility in Tasbih and remembrance. Also, it is difficult for those who are completing their prayers to do so with humility and contemplation?
A. The Sunnah is to say it aloud, as the Prophet (sallalaahu alayhi wa sallam) used to say it aloud. Ibn Abbas said ıThey used to raise their voices when making remembrance after finishing the prayer in the time of the Prophetı. And if all of the people raise their voices, they will not disturb each other, but they will disturb each other if some of them say it aloud and others say it quietly. There is no doubt that it will disturb the one who says it quietly, but if he were to raise his voice like them, there would be no disturbance. As for those who are making up what they missed, they have brought it upon themselves; if they had wished, they could have come early and it would not have disturbed them. And as I said, if all of the voices were mixed together, there would be no disturbance, even for those who are making up their prayers, just as you see now on Fridays, the people all recite the Noble Qurıaan and they raise their voices, but in spite of this, the worshipper comes and prays and he does not experience any disturbance.
Shaykh Muhammad Ibn Saalih al-Uthaymeen (Rahimahullah) ı
Fatawa Islamiyyah, Book of Prayer p.266 (Darus-Salaam)
Abu Yoosuf Tariq