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If you play Surah Baqarah on a tape, will it drive Shaytaan away from your home? -Shaykh ibn al-’Uthaymeen


SurahAl-BaqarahAyat1-5If you play Surah Baqarah on a tape, will it drive Shaytaan away from your home? By Shaykh Muhammad bin Saalih al-’Uthaymeen (rahimahullah)

Question: O Shaykh, there is a hadith from the Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, that if mankind recites surah al-Baqarah, shaytaan will not enter his house. However, if the surah is playing on a tape, will one receive the same effect?

Answer:  No…no… The voice of the recording is nothing. It does not benefit, because it is not said he recited the Qur’an. Rather it is said he listened to the voice of the Qaari. If we played the adhaan on a recording (as the time for salah entered), and we placed it on the microphone and left it to play, will we be rewarded (for giving the adhaan)? No we would not.

If we recorded an interesting khutba of a Khateeb, and when Jumu’ah came we played it over the microphone, and on the recording on it said “As-Salaamu alaykum wa rahmatullah wa barakatuh”, then the adhaan was called, then Khateeb rose and gave the khutba, is there a reward? There is no reward, why?? Because this recording is a voice from the past. It is just as if you wrote it on paper. If you wrote down (surah al-Baqarah) and put it in the Mushaf in your house, will you be rewarded for reciting it? No, you wouldn’t…

Source: Liqaa al-Baab al-Maftooh 2/280 al-Liqaa 34 Question No. 986

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