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(The Khateeb stands on the mimbar or on the same level as the congregation, and says: "Assalamu 'Alaikum"; (He sits down.) Standing before the Imam, the Mu'adh-dhin says the Adhan The Khateeb stands and says :
"A'uudhubillaahi mina-sh shaytaani-r rajeem, Bismillaahi-r Rahmaani-r Raheem
He praises and thanks Allah and sends blessings and greetings to Prophet Muhammad, peace be on him, to his family and to his companions, by saying:
"Al Hamdu Lillahi Rabbil 'Alameen." "Wa-ssalatu was-salamu 'alaSayyidinaa Muhammad wa 'ala aalihi wa Sahbihi ajma’een." Saying “Amma ba‟d” (roughly meaning „Now to proceed‟, he then recites a verse or verses of the Qur‟an relating to the subject of his talk by saying: Qaala-l laahu Ta‟aala fi kitaabihi-l majeed meaning „Allah the Almighty has said in His Glorious Book‟ He follows it with a Hadith from the Prophet about the subject he is going to talk about by saying: Wa qaala rasuulu-l laahi – salla-l laahu „alayhi wa sallam‟ and then the actual words of the hadith. 7. He then deals with the main theme of his khutbah. 8. He ends his first khutbah with an Ayah and a Hadith. It is preferable that they be recited in their original Arabic texts. 9. Before he sits down, he should ask the congregating Muslims to ask Allah for forgiveness, guidance and mercy. He should ask forgiveness for himself, also. 10. After a few moments of pause, he stands up and starts the second khutbah. 11. The second khutbah should start with praise to Allah, followed by blessings (Salat) and greeting (Salaam) to the Prophet, his family, his companions and unto their followers, by saying: " Al Hamdu Lillahi Rabbil 'Alameen wa-s salaatu wa-s salaamu alaa sayyidinaa Muhammad wa 'ala Aalihi wa Sahbihi wa man wala." 12. It is preferable that the second khutbah be devoted to Du'a' (supplications).
and salute him with a worthy salutation. said in the Qur'an. And peace be unto all His messengers. The best Du'a' are those from the Qur'an as well as from the Prophet. from that which they attribute (unto Him). O you who believe! Send blessings on him. Indeed You are (Ya Allah) Ever-Praised and Ever-Exalted in the universe!" 14. The Khateeb should then recite some Du'as or supplications. the following: "Indeed! Allah and His angels send blessings on the Prophet. Kama Sallaita 'Ala Ibrahima Wa 'Ala Ali Ibrahim. the Possessor of Majesty. The starting of the Du'a' could begin as follows: Allah. Then he may say the following: . as you blessed Ibrahim and the family of Ibrahim." "O Allah! Bless Muhammad and the family of Muhammad. Fil 'Alameen Innaka Hameedun Majeed." (33:56) The Khateeb is to continue to say the following: "Allahuma Salla 'Ala Muhammadin Wa 'Ala Ali Muhammadin. It is then recommended that the Khateeb end the khutbah by saying: "Glorified be your Sustainer. And all praise and thanks be to Allah. as you sent benediction on Ibrahim and the family of Ibrahim. Sustainer of all creation!" (37:180-182) 16.13. in Surah Al-Ahzab (The Confederates). Kama Barakta 'Ala Ibrahima Wa 'Ala Ali Ibrahim. Allahuma Barik 'Ala Muhammadin Wa 'Ala Ali Muhammad. 15. Glorified and Exalted is He." "O Allah! Send benediction on Muhammad and the family of Muhammad.
the declaration of faith (two shahadah). The audience must listen to the Imam quietly without any interruption. then at least one ayah from the Qur'an should be recited. that ye may receive admonition." (16:90) 17. the Imam should stand up and deliver the Khutbah. All these things should be in Arabic. The he should sit down and the Adhan for Khutbah should be given. It should have three steps. And then adds: Indeed. The Imam should go on the minbar. standing in the direction of the Ka‟bah."Allah commands justice. and He forbids all indecent deeds. Muslims should leave the Masjid politely with solemnity and serenity. while facing the people in the standing position he should say . But the second Khutbah should end with peace and blessings on the Prophet and his companions and with du'a for all the people. The Salat is a regular one. Salat keeps one away from lewdness and iniquity. The Imam should be in Wudu and should be properly dressed. and the (constant) remembrance of Allah is most great. Maghrib and Isha' prayers. And Allah knows whatever you do. If that is not available then one can stand on the musalla facing the people. peace and blessing upon the Prophet (salat and salam)." The audience should answer the Imam. After the Adhan. and giving to kith and kin." (29:45) 18. "Assalam 'alaikum wa rahmatullah wa barakatuh. The Imam should go up on the minbar. the Khateeb starts the Salat of two Rakaat Fard Salatu-l Jumu'ah in a jama'ah. The Khutbah should be in two parts. It is recommended to give the second Khutbah based on the recommended prayers (ad'iyah ma'thurah). The Khateeb then instructs the Mu'adh-dhin to give the Iqaamah for the Salaat by saying: Aqimu-s Salaat. they should get to know each other and improve their relationships. stand on the second step and sit on the third step. Now. the doing of good. It is recommended that the Khutbah is not too long and should be inspiring and motivational. . It should be given from a pulpit (minbar). Time should be allocated for the congregating Muslims to perform the after Sunnah Salat as well as to make their Tasbeeh and Du'a'. According to the Sunnah the minbar should be at the right side of the mihrab.) First Khutbah should be on any topic of concern and relevance for the community. After this the Imam can use the local language to speak to the people and remind them about their faith and their religious duties. Summary The essential features of Friday Khutbah are the following according to the Sunnah of the Prophet. It should also avoid controversial subjects. While leaving. These prayers should be recited in Arabic. The Khutbah should begin with the praise of Allah (hamd). If minbar is not available then one can stand on any elevated place. 19. and evil and rebellion: He instructs you. People should not talk to each other or engage in any other activity during the Khutbah. 21. After finishing the first part the Imam should sit down for a short while (for so long that three short verses of the Qur'an or three times Subhanallah can be recited. with the recitations of Qur'an done vocally like those of Fajr. 20.