Ruling on a recorder

A: The cassette recorder when used to record the Qur'an, scholarly and religious lectures and the like, and using it for recording and transmitting such materials is fine. However, if it is used to record seductive songs, irreligious lectures, evil speech, false allegations, or the like, this is definitely unlawful. The rule is: If the evil of something outweighs its good aspects, then using it is Haram (prohibited).The same ruling applies to what is transmitted over the radio, its good is Halal (lawful) and its evil is Haram.May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.