Should the congregation face the Imam during the Friday sermon?
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.
Salām before the sermon on Friday
What is the position of the four schools of thought regarding the Imam greeting the congregation and saying Salām before starting the Jumuʿah Khuṭbah?
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)
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.
Friday Sermon Sultan Ḥadīth Query
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?
The following is an Arabic sermon (Khutba) regarding Prophet Isa (peace be upon him) and the Islamic perspective, delivered by Shaykh Yusuf Shabbir at Jaame Masjid, Blackburn on 25 December 2015.
To view or download, click on the following link: Friday Sermon on Prophet Isa (peace be upon him)
The following is an Arabic sermon (Khutba) delivered by Shaykh Yusuf Shabbir in 2013.
To download, click here: friday-khutbah-on-parents
The following is an Arabic sermon (Khutba) and resource prepared by Shaykh Yusuf Shabbir for the Imams of Blackburn.
Click on the following link to download: Khutba on Health in Islam
Click on the following link to download the resource: resource-regarding-health