Saying Amen after hearing a recorded supplication on a tape

Q 5: When listening to a cassette tape recorded a year or two ago in which a sheikh prays to Allah, should I make Ta'min (saying: "Amen")?

A: Du`a' (supplication) and Ta'min after a sheikh's supplication is `Ibadah (worship). It is prescribed to make Ta'min after someone's supplication when actually present. As for tape recorded Du`a', it is not prescribed to make Ta'min after it, as a recorded Du`a' is virtual not real.May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.