Khutba in English

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Q: I am in the US for a few months and have found most of the masajid have Khutbah in English. I am not familiar with this practice, as in South Africa the Khutbah is in Arabic. Please advise further regarding the Khutbah being in English. Should I attend a masjid which has a full Arabic khutbah, although it is further, or attend the masjid which has English Khutbah and is closer?

A: It will be better to attend the Masjid with the Arabic Khutbah.

Moulana Yusuf Laher