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Must Khutbah be given only in Arabic for Jumu’ah to be valid?

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Q:Can you tell me please, what are the conditions of the Jumu’ah for it be valid? is obligatory the khutbah be in Arabic or can be in the local language? if there is not a khutbah in Arabic, then the Salaah Jumu’ah is accepted or the person has to pray Salaah Dhuhr?

JazakAllah khair.

Walaikum Assalam,

Wa Alaikum Assalaam,

Some Scholars are of the opinion that Khutbah must be given in Arabic, and others say if it is given in the local language it will be valid. The general opinion of the reliable and great Scholars is that if it was not given in the Arabic language, but in the local language, then the Khutbah will be valid and the Salah of Jumu’ah will still be accepted. A person does not have to pray Salah Dhuhr. (Kitabul Fatawa Vol.3, Pgs. 39-40, Zam Zam Publishers, Karachi, Pakistan 2008).

And Allah Knows Best.

Mufti Waseem Khan.

02/10/15.

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