When an Imam’s “Āmīn” Is Not Said Out Loud (or Not Said at All)

Shaikh Muḥammad Naṣir Al-Dīn Al-Albānī, may Allāh have mercy on him, said:

When the imam says “āmīn” out loud, then say [out loud], all of you [who are following him], “āmīn.”[1] As for if the imam were to say it quietly—and he might not [even] be saying at all—then […] this [āmīn] is something you say [quietly] to yourself […].

Silsilah Al-Hudá Wa-l-Nūr, tape 183.


[1]: Elsewhere, Shaikh Al-Albānī describes when followers should say “āmīn,” stating that “it is upon them to hold off until, when they hear [the imam] pronounce the alif [the “a” sound] of āmīn, they [then] say [āmīn] along with him.” (Silsilah Al-Ṣaḥīḥah, vol. 6, p. 81) (tr.)