Question ID: #2593
Question: Khutba Language?
What is the language of the khutba? Can you do it in Arabic, then translate it in english or is it in Arabic only?

Also, can you do part of it in Arabic and then the rest in english?


Please could you reply to this soon.

Answered by: Ulamaa ID 04 (London)
Date: 18/10/2006 19:35pm


Al-Jawab Billahi At-Taufeeq (the answer with Allah's guidance)

It is Sunnah for the Friday and two Eid Khutbahs to be in Arabic, and the opposite of this, which is to perform the Khutbah in another language is an innovation (Bid`a) [Sharh Muwatta by Shah Waliullah, Kitaab-ul-Adhkaar of an-Nawawi and Durr-e-Mukhtaar, Shuroot-as-Salaah,Sharh-ul-Ihyaa]

To deliver the Khutbah in any language other than Arabic is strictly forbidden. (Umdatur Ridaaya, footnote Sharah Wiqaayah vol. 1 p. 200)

And Only Allah Ta'ala Knows Best.

Mufti Qamruzzaman

London, UK