Replying to the Azaan of different Musjids

Q: I live in a Muslim Village of about 200 households. We have 6 (six) mosques in our locality and all of them uses loudspeakers for Azan. I’ve read that we must answer the call to prayer. Sometimes the Azans from all the mosques don’t overlap and I’ve been left wondering if answering one is enough or do I have to answer all of them. Please clarify. Also on one site I read that using loudspeakers for Azan is an act of Bida’at. Is it so?

A: Refer to

And Allah Ta'ala (الله تعالى) knows best.


Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)