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.