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Texting during khutbah

Fatwaa ID: 464


  1. as received:
    An uncle is asleep in the khutbah. If he wakes up for Salah should I remind him he fell asleep or just do my own thing?
  2. Is it allowed/advisable to send texts during khutbah?

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

  1. Sleeping in the sitting position while the buttocks are firmly placed on the ground does not invalidate the wudhu. If he slept in this position, there is no need to tell him anything. However, if he fell asleep while laying down or while reclining in a manner in which the buttocks were not firmly on the ground, then his wudhu would have been broken. In this case, you should gently remind him.
  2. No. You should not text during the khutbah. You should listen attentively to the khutbah. Texting and talking are in the same ruling.

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

07/03/1444 AH – 01/25/2023 CE | AMG1-2338

وصل اللهم وسلم وبارك على سيدنا محمد وعلى ءاله وصحبه أجمعين


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