Announcing Adhan through a cassette recorder

Q: I have heard from some people in Muslim countries record the Adhan (call to Prayer) from the Two Holy Masjids (mosques) and broadcast it by microphones instead of a Mu'adhin. Is Salah (Prayer) permissible in this case? Please, elaborate on the answer with indication to the evidence of the Qur’an and Sunnah in this regard!

A: It is not sufficient for the Adhan prescribed for the five obligatory prayers (Part No. 6; Page No. 67) to be broadcast by means of a recording. A Mu'adhin should call the adhan for prayer, because it is proven that the Prophet (peace be upon him) commanded that Adhan should be declared. The Prophet's commandments are indicative of the obligation.May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.