Khutba sermon in another lanuage.

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As Salaam Aleikum wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatuh. (May Allah's Peace, Mercy and Blessings be upon all of you)

 

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Is it permissible to deliver the friday sermon {kutba} in any other language apart from the arabic language? please provide evidences from shariah 

 

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Khutba sermon in another lanuage

In the name of Allah, We praise Him, seek His help and ask for His forgiveness. Whoever Allah guides none can misguide, and whoever He allows to fall astray, none can guide them aright. We bear witness that there is none worthy of worship but Allah Alone, and we bear witness that Muhammad (saws) is His slave-servant and the seal of His Messengers.

 

Because the people who were addressed in the sermons at the time of the Prophet (saws) understood the Arabic language, the ‘khutbas’ or sermons were obviously delivered in the Arabic language by the Noble Prophet (saws). 

 

But there is absolutely no condition in Shariah Law that the Eid or Jumuah sermon has to be delivered in Arabic or any other particular language.  The absolute majority of the scholars and jurists in Islam are of the opinion that there is absolutely no harm or restriction in Islam if the Imam chooses to deliver the Eid or Jumuah ‘Khubta’ or sermon in any language which is understood by the majority of those being addressed.  And Allah Alone Knows Best.

 

Whatever written of Truth and benefit is only due to Allah’s Assistance and Guidance, and whatever of error is of me alone.  Allah Alone Knows Best and He is the Only Source of Strength.

 

Your brother and well wisher in Islam,

 

 

Burhan

 

 

 

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