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