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Using airpods to cancel out noise and distraction

Fatwaa ID: 2295

Assalamualaikum. The airpods pro 2nd Gen has a noise cancelling feature. will it be praiseworthy/rewarding to use this feature when in public to avoid hearing Haram music? For example when grocery shopping or walking in a public area where music is being played

And can a person wear this during Salah or while reading Quran to block out background noise/distractions?

In the Name of Allaah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.
As-salaamu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullaahi wa-barakaatuh.

  1. It is permissible to use noise canceling earphones or headphones to avoid listening to music in public places. If one wears it for this purpose, then it is hoped that he would be rewarded.
  2. One may also wear them during individual salaahs and while reciting the Qur’an to block out background noise and/or distractions.

And Allaah Ta’aala knows best.
Mufti Muajul I. Chowdhury
Darul Iftaa New York

10/19/1445 AH – 04/28/2024 CE | AMG3-4546

وصل اللهم وسلم وبارك على سيدنا محمد وعلى ءاله وصحبه أجمعين


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