Islamic Date

06 Shawwal

English Date

28 May

Speaking During the Friday Khutbah

The Prophet (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) said: "When the imam is giving the khutbah on Friday, and you tell your companion 'Listen,' you have made an impertinent remark." [Sahih Bukhari]

“It is offensive to speak during the sermon on Friday, whether it be to say ‘Subhan Allah,’ the blessings on the Prophet (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam), or to command the right or forbid the wrong. The reason for this prohibition is that listening to the Friday prayer sermon is obligatory, as it takes the place of two of the rakahs of the noon prayer, so things offensive during the prayer are offensive while listening to the sermon.” [Umdat us Salik/ Reliance of the Traveller, by Ahmad ibn Naqib al-Misri]