Q: IS IT APPROPRIATE FOR A MASJID TO HAVE LOUDSPEAKERS FOR SALAAH? SOME SAY THAT THE WOMEN AT HOME LISTEN TO THE SALAAH.
A: Whilst a loudspeaker may be utilized for Bayaans and Azaan, it is not permissible to use a mike/loudspeaker for Salaah or Khutbah. It is not necessary for the women to listen to the Jamaat Salaah! They are performing their Salaah individually and they may not follow the Jamaat Salaah from home. Furthermore, this argument of women listening to the Salaah is a putrid argument for the utilization of loudspeakers for Salaah.
Q: SOME CLAIM THAT MUFTI RAFI UTHMANI AND MUFTI TAQI SAY THAT DIGITAL PHOTOS ARE PERMISSIBLE. THUS, MAY A PERSON WHO TAKES DIGITAL PHOTOS OR WATCHES TV, PERFORM IMAAMATE?
A: Such a person is a Faasiq. It is not permissible for a Faasiq to perform Imaamate. Appointing such a person as an Imaam, is sinful. There is no valid difference of opinion regarding digital photos. Digital photos are Haraam according to all the Ulama-e-Haq. Those who claim that digital photos and TV are permissible, are Shayaateen! If the liberal Mufti Taqi or liberal Mufti Rafi have adopted such a view, then they have merely adopted the baseless opinion of the Shayaateen! We do not follow liberals. We follow the Shariah. Comparing a digital photo to a mirror or negating it from the scope of a picture is the view of a person who lacks intelligence and who wishes or attempts to reject reality. It is commonsense that a digital photo is in fact a picture. Thus, digital photos of animate objects are Haraam.