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Question # : 30970

United Arab Emirates

I have the following questions regarding Jumu'ah (Friday) sermon:
1. What is the correct posture of sitting when the sermon is delivered? Can we change the position if we feel uncomfortable sitting in the same position?
2. Can we look at the khateeb when the sermon is delivered or do we have to look down like in prayer?
3. Can we say Darood if Nabi sallallahu 'alayhi wasallam's name is mentioned during the sermon?
4. Can we say Aameen if the Khateeb recites Du'a during the sermon?

Answer : 30970

Published on: May 3, 2011

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم


(Fatwa: 724/724/=1432)

(1) It is better to sit like sitting in tashahhud during khutba, if you feel any difficulty in sitting like it, you can change the side.
(2) If we are in front of imam, we should turn towards him and listen to the khutba attentively and if we are towards right or left side of the imam then it is not unlawful to turn to him. However, it is better to sit facing Qiblah so that the row is not disturbed.
(3 & 4) One should not read it verbally; there is no harm if one reads it in his heart.


Allah knows Best!


Darul Ifta,
Darul Uloom Deoband

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