Reciting loudly in the prayer

Question:  Salam. I wanted to ask you regarding the level of voice which makes recitation jahr. I mean, if I’m reciting in silent prayer in a low voice but which may be audible to 4 or 5 individuals on both sides, would that make it jahr? It isn’t evident until someone defines the audibility of one’s voice to make it jahr.

Looking forward to receiving a response.

Answer: In the name of Allah, Most Compassionate, Most Merciful,

Assalam’aleykum, I pray this finds you in the best of states.

Jazakum Allah khayr for your question

For a recitation to be deemed loud (jahri), it is enough that only one person can hear the Imam. Less than that would be deemed silent. [Tahtawi; Hashiya on Maraqi al-Falah]

And Allah knows best.

May  Allah Most High grant you the best of this world and the next. Please keep us in your du’as!


[Ustadh] Sufyan Qufi

Checked and Approved by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani