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Jumu’ah khutbah

Fatwaa ID: 1520


  1. Is it considered a waajib act (compulsory) to listen and be attentive during the Jumuah, Eid, and Nikah khutba?
  2. If a person talks or remains inattentive during the khutba, would he be sinful?
  3. Does a person need to be seated or is it okay to stand and listen to the khutba?
  4. For the jumuah khutba, is a person unable to talk or make Salam to anyone up until the khutba is over, or up until the salah is over?


In the Name of Allaah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.
As-salaamu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullaahi wa-barakaatuh.

  1. It is waajib to attentively listen to the Jumu’ah khutbah. One should also attentively listen to the ‘Eid and nikaah khutbahs but this is not waajib.
  2. A person will be sinful for talking during the Jumu’ah khutbah. He should attentively listen and take heed to what the khateeb is saying. It is also disrespectful to the imaam and the masjid to speak or do something else at that time.
  3. He should sit down as close as he can to the imaam and listen attentively. The closer one sits, the greater his reward.
  4. The reprehension is until the end of the khutbah. However, he should not speak even after that until the salaah is over. It is not clear why you have such an urge to talk. It is just a few minutes that you are asked to dedicate to Allaah Ta’aala and thereby benefit your own self. You have all day before and after to talk and do other things. Value the Jumu’ah khutbah.

And Allaah Ta’aala knows best.
Mufti Muajul I. Chowdhury
Darul Iftaa New York

01/05/1445 AH – 07/23/2023 CE | AMG1-3270

وصل اللهم وسلم وبارك على سيدنا محمد وعلى ءاله وصحبه أجمعين


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