> When listening to Qiraat on a cd or radio etc. and a sajdah ayah is
> recited. What is the ruling with regards to making sajdah? Also, if one
> has a receiver at home linked to the Masjid, and if a sajdah ayah is
> recited what is the ruling on this?
Muhtaram / Muhtaramah
In the Name of Allāh, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.
As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullāh wa-barakātuh.
If the recitation is being relayed live, then one would have to make a sajdah, while if it is a recording, then a sajdah would not be obligatory.
Thus, listening to recitation over the Musjid receiver would make a sajdah obligatory, while listening to a cd would not.
As for the radio, recitation this is generally not live, but rather recordings are played. If it is live, then a Sajdah would be necessary.
It should be borne in mind that if while listening to a recording, one recites the ayah himself, then a sajdah would be necessary.
Ref: Ahsan al-Fatawa Vol.4 Pg. 65
And Allah knows best
Darul Iftaa, Madrassah In’aamiyyah