Saying Ameen aloud in Salaah

What is the evidence for reciting ameen aloud after the Imaam in Salaah? What can be said to people who say that this practice has been abrogated by the following verses:

"Invoke your Lord with humility and in secret. He likes not the aggressors."[1]

"And be moderate (or show no insolence) in your walking, and lower your voice. Verily, the harshest of all voices is the voice (braying) of the ass."[2]

"O you who believe! Raise not your voices above the voice of the Prophet (ﷺ), nor speak aloud to him in talk as you speak aloud to one another, lest your deeds may be rendered fruitless while you perceive not. Verily! Those who lower their voices in the presence of Allah's Messenger (ﷺ), they are the ones whose hearts Allah has tested for piety. For them is forgiveness and a great reward."[3]

Saying Ameen  aloud  is  an  established  Sunnah  as transmitted  by Imam Muslim who said that the narrator of the hadeeth stated that the Prophet (ﷺ) said, "When the Imam says: Ghayril maghdoobi alayhim wa la  daaleen", say "Ameen", and Allah will answer your prayers.” Hence, the Sunnah is that after the Imam recites Surah Fatiha, the ones in Salaah with him say ameen. That is proved by many ahadeeth.

Firstly, the person who claims that these ahadeeth were abrogated by the verses of the Qur'an has to prove that these verses were revealed after the ahadeeth which encourage people to say ameen at the end. Secondly, which scholar has said that this Sunnah has been abrogated by the above mentioned verses? Then the onus of proof is upon that person. Let him prove the abrogation by giving the dates. Whoever says that this hadeeth is mansookh by the Qur’anic verses that you mentioned will have to prove the date this hadeeth was narrated and  the dates those ayaahs were revealed otherwise he  has no right to talk about naskh.

 Meanwhile, we stick to the Sunnah as the rest of the ummah has done since the Prophet's (ﷺ) time until the person brings us authentic proof that these verses have abrogated the ahadeeth.

And Allah knows best.


[1] [Surah Aa'raaf, 7:55]

[2] [Surah Luqman, 31:19]

[3] [Surah al-Hujarat, 49:2-3]

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