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Questions on Khutba

 

Question:

Salam
1. Upon the commencement of the khutbah, is there is a preferred position to be in? I have seen people in tashahud position with hands on their thighs and others with hands folded.

2. Should we be looking at the khateeb or looking downwards?

3. Finally in the second part of the khutbah near the ending when dua is made should we say amen and raise our hands?

Jakallahukairun

 

Answer:

In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.

As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullāhi wa-barakātuh.

  1. During the Khutbah, it is permissible to sit in any position one chooses. However, to sit in the Tashahhud position is preferable with the hands on the thighs.[1]

 

  1. During the Khutbah, it is preferable that one should be looking at the Khateeb whilst his body is facing the Qiblah.[2] Nevertheless, if one looks down during Khutbah, this is also permissible.

 

  1. When the Khateeb makes Du’a during the Khutbah one may say Ameen in the heart without raising one’s hands. To raise one’s hands and to say Ameen audibly during Khutbah is Makruh Tahrimi (reprehensibly disliked).[3]

And Allah Ta’āla Knows Best

(Mufti) Abdul Azeem bin Abdur Rahman

 

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[1]  إذَا شَهِدَ الرَّجُلُ عِنْدَ الْخُطْبَةِ إنْ شَاءَ جَلَسَ مُحْتَبِيًا أَوْ مُتَرَبِّعًا أَوْ كَمَا تَيَسَّرَ؛ لِأَنَّهُ لَيْسَ بِصَلَاةٍ عَمَلًا وَحَقِيقَةً، كَذَا فِي الْمُضْمَرَاتِ، وَيُسْتَحَبُّ أَنْ يَقْعُدَ فِيهَا كَمَا يَقْعُدُ فِي الصَّلَاةِ، كَذَا فِي مِعْرَاجِ الدِّرَايَةِ. (الفتاوى الهندية، ج 1، ص 148، المكتبة الرشيدية)

احسن الفتاوى، ج 4، ص 133، سعيد

[2]  مكمل ومدلل مسائل نماز جمعة (مولانا محمد رفعت صاحب قاسمى)، ص 183، مكتبة العلم

فتاوى محمودية، ج 8، ص 273-274، الفاروقية

درس ترمذى، ج 2، ص 283، مكتبه دار العلوم كراتشى

 

[3]  وَقَالَ الْبَقَّالِيُّ فِي مُخْتَصَرِهِ وَإِذَا شَرَعَ فِي الدُّعَاءِ لَا يَجُوزُ لِلْقَوْمِ رَفْعُ الْيَدَيْنِ وَلَا تَأْمِينٌ بِاللِّسَانِ جَهْرًا فَإِنْ فَعَلُوا ذَلِكَ أَثِمُوا وَقِيلَ أَسَاءُوا وَلَا إثْمَ عَلَيْهِمْ وَالصَّحِيحُ هُوَ الْأَوَّلُ وَعَلَيْهِ الْفَتْوَى (ردالمحتار، ج 2، ص 158، سعيد)

فتاوى دار العلوم زكريا، ج 2، ص 553-554، زمزم

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