Fatwa: # 24517
Category: Prayer
Country: Saudi Arabia
Date: 1st March 2013


Translating the khutbah during the khutbah.


I am Indian live in Saudi Arabia, Is it permissible during Jumah Khutbah (Translating in Urdu language - giving bayan) at same time for the same community people? Kindly explain with authentic hadith and attend for further Jumah Salah there?


In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.

As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullāhi wa-barakātuh.


It is impermissible for any part of the Jumuah khutbah to be in any language other than Arabic. [i] If the Imam wishes to explain the contents of the khutbah or to advise the congregation, he may do so before the khutbah.


And Allah Ta’āla Knows Best



Checked and Approved by,
Mufti Ebrahim Desai Saheb


[i] فتاوى محمودية، ج8، ص242، ادارة الفاروق

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