Fatwa ID: 04852
Answered by: Mufti Mohammed Tosir Miah
If we are listening to the Quran on a tape or CD do we have to do Sajdah e Tilawat in this case? It will be difficult to know when an Ayat of Sajdah has been recited if you are not a Hafidh.
In the name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful
Sajdah Tilawah is not obligatory if one is listening to the verse from a cassette or CD. The same rule also applies if the verse is being recited from a pre-recorded programme. However, if the programme is live, it will be obligatory to perform the sajdah. (Jadeed Fiqhi Masaail p.173 v.1)
Only Allah Knows Best
Written by Mufti Mohammed Tosir Miah
Darul Ifta Birmingham