Should we say Amin silently or loudly after the recital of the chapter al-Fatiha in prayers?

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Should we say Amin silently or loudly after the recital of the chapter al-Fatiha in prayers?
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The Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) specifically ordered to say "amin" after the recitation of al Fatiha in prayers. It is as follows:

"When the Imam says 'Amin' after reciting al Fatiha, you should all say 'Amin', He whose 'Amin' coincides with the 'Amin' of the angels, all his past sins will be forgiven." (Muslim, K. Salat, 72; Abu Dawud, Salat, 167-168; Tirmidhi, Mawaqitus- Salat, 116).

According to this hadith, it is sunnah to say "amin" after the recitation of al Fatiha.

According to Imam Azam, it is sunnah to say "amin" silently both by the imam and jamaah (congregation); and according to Imam Shafii and Ahmad b. Hanbal, it is sunnah to say it explicitly and with the imam. (Sunan Abu Dawud Translation and its commentary, Istanbul 1988, III/470-474).

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Nasir Yousuf

Does imam azam have any proof to say amin silently because according to hadiath quoted the opinion of imam Shafii and imam Hanbal seems right, what is the view of Imam Malik ?

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