Is it permissible to turn off the Athan on the phone while it is playing


If the Adhan is merely a recording on one’s phone and it is not something live for the prayer, one should not repeat after it and with greater preference, one can turn it off in shaa Allaah while it is playing.

Ash-Shaykh Muhammad bin Saalih al-Uthaymeen, rahimahullah, said :

إذا كان الأذانُ مسجلاً وليس أذاناً على الوقتِ فإنهُ لا يجيبهُ لأن هذا ليس أذاناً حقيقاً أي أن الرجلَ لم يرفعها حين أمر برفعهِ وإنما هو شيءٌ مسموعٌ لأذانٍ سابقٍ

“If the Adhan is a recording and it is not an Adhan for the timing (of the prayer) then one shouldn’t repeat after it. The reason being is that it isn’t a real Adhan, meaning that the person didn’t establish it upon its prescribed time. Rather, it is merely a recording from a previous Adhan”

[Majmoo’ul Fataawa (12/196)]

Translated by

AbdulFattaah bin Uthman
Abu Fajr