Sitting Between Two Khuṭbahs


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As salamu alaikum, Is the sitting between the two surmons obligatory in the jumuah salah?

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In the name of Allāh, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful

As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-ramatullāhi wa-barakātuh

It is Sunnah for the khaṭīb to sit between the two Khuṭbahs for a (very) short while. It is Makrūh for him to leave it out.[1]

And Allāh Ta‘ālā Knows Best        
(Mufti) Bilal al-Mahmudi


قال الكاساني (المتوفى: 587هـ): ثُمَّ الْقَعْدَةُ بَيْنَ الْخُطْبَتَيْنِ سُنَّةٌ عِنْدَنَا وَكَذَا الْقِرَاءَةُ فِي الْخُطْبَةِ

بدائع الصنائع. ج ١، ص ٢٦٣. دار الكتب العلمية

قال ابن مَازَةَ البخاري (المتوفى: 616هـ): ثم السنّة أن يخطب خطبتين ويجلس جلسة خفيفة بينهما يحمد الله تعالى في الأولى، ويثني عليه ويتشهد ويصلي على النبي عليه السلام، ويعظ الناس ويذكرهم، وفي الثانية يفعل كذلك إلا أنه يدعو مكان الوعظ، كذا جرى التوارث

المحيط البرهاني. ج ٢، ص ٧٥. دار الكتب العلمية

قال الطحطاوي (المتوفى 1231هـ): و يسن خطبتان للتوارث إلى وقتنا و يسن الجلوس بين الخطبتين جلسة خفيفة وظاهر الرواية مقدار ثلاث آيات

حاشية الطحطاوي على مراقي الفلاح شرح نور الإيضاح (ص: 516). دار الكتب العلمية

فتاوى دار العلوم زكريا. ج ٢، ص ٥٥٦. زمزم

فتاوى محمودية. ج ٨، ص ٢٠١. جامعة فاروقية

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