Reciting out Loud in Silent Prayers like Zhuhr and Asr: Okay?
Name of Questioner: Salmah Hamzah
Date: 25-7-2022 12:33:43 PM
The Zuhur and Asr prayer are silent prayers. Do we have to pray silent, whisper or must it be prayed with sound?
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Dear brother, reciting out loud in the prayers in which the Prophet (peace be upon him) recited out loud, and silently in the prayers in which he recited silently, is one of the Sunnahs of prayer, not one of the obligatory duties. But it is better for the worshipper not to go against the Sunnah of the Prophet (peace be upon him).
We do that following the example of the Prophet (peace be upon him). We recite silently in the prayers in which he recited silently, and we recite out loud in the prayers in which he recited out loud, because Allaah says (interpretation of the meaning):
"Indeed in the Messenger of Allaah (Muhammad) you have a good example to follow” (Surah Al-Ahzaab: 21)
And the Prophet (peace be upon him) said: “Pray as you have seen me praying.” (Al-Bukhaari)
And Allah Knows best.