Keeping silent during the Friday Khutbah (Sermon)

In the name of Allah, most Gracious, most Merciful.

A short but clear Hadith highlighting the importance of silence during the Jummah Khutbah:

“If you told your friend to pay attention on Friday while the Imam is delivering the speech then you committed a sin of vain talk.”

Take heed of this Hadith and remember it when you’re at the Jummah Prayer next. Keeping quiet will allow you to benefit from the sermon and also gives you the opportunity to remember Allah. Don’t waste these opportunities by engaging in worldly matters. This is a sacrifice we can all afford to make.

The Prophet (p.b.u.h) said, “Whoever takes a bath on Friday, purifies himself as much as he can, then uses his (hair) oil or perfumes himself with the scent of his house, then proceeds (for the Jummah prayer) and does not separate two persons sitting together (in the mosque), then prays as much as (Allah has) written for him and then remains silent while the Imam is delivering the Khutbah, his sins in-between the present and the last Friday would be forgiven.”

May we all benefit from this Insha Allah!

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