Friday Sermon Content

Friday Sermon Content

Question

Is it necessary for the Friday Khuṭbāh (sermon) to incorporate some core messages or particular words such as the mention of taqwā (god consciousness)? Please outline the views of all four schools of thought.

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Nikah in the Masjid and on Friday

Nikāḥ in the Masjid and on Friday

Question

(1) What is the position of the four schools of thought regarding Nikāḥ in the Masjid?

(2) Is it preferable to perform Nikāḥ on Friday?

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Should the congregation face the Imam during the Friday sermon

Should the congregation face the Imam during the Friday sermon?

Question

Should the congregation face the Imam during the Friday sermon? I have heard someone suggest that the congregation should maintain their faces straight towards the Qiblah. Please outline the views of the four schools of thought.

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Salam before the sermon on Friday

Salām before the sermon on Friday

Question

What is the position of the four schools of thought regarding the Imam greeting the congregation and saying Salām before starting the Jumuʿah Khuṭbah?

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Allamah Lakhnawis view on the language of Jumuah sermon

ʿAllāmah Muḥammad ʿAbd al-Ḥayy Laknawi’s view on Jumuʿah Khuṭbah language

Language of Jumuʿah Sermon

By ʿAllāmah Muḥammad ʿAbd al-Ḥayy Laknawī (d. 1304/1886)

Translator’s Introduction

The language of the Jumuʿah sermon and whether it can be, and indeed should be, delivered in non-Arabic is a contentious issue. There are a range of opinions on this and the practice across the world is varied. Continue reading

Friday Sermon Sultan Hadith Query

Friday Sermon Sultan Ḥadīth Query

Question

Many Imams refer to a Sultan in their Friday sermons and mention the following sentence or something similar:

من أھان سلطان اللہ في الأرض أھانه اللہ

Is there any basis for this and what does it mean? Is it permissible to cite this narration when the Muslims do not have a Sultan?

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