Should the Imaam sit on the mimbar before delivering the Eid khutba?

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Q: Is there any condition for the Imaam to firstly sit on the mimbar before standing up to deliver the Eid Khutbah, or can he just climb on the mimbar  deliver the khutba without first sitting down?


A: He should not sit on the mimbar before commencing the Eid khutba, rather he should stand on the mimbar and commence the khutba.

And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.

( ويستحب أن يستفتح الأولى بتسع تكبيرات تترى ) أي متتابعات ( والثانية بسبع ) هو السنة ( و ) أن ( يكبر قبل نزوله من المنبر أربع عشرة ) وإذا صعد عليه لا يجلس عندنا معراج

قال الشامي : قوله ( لا يجلس عندنا ) لأن الجلوس لانتظار فراغ المؤذن من الأذان والأذان غير مشروع في العيد فلا حاجة إلى الجلوس معراج (رد المحتار 2/ 175)

Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)

This answer was collected from, where the questions have been answered by Mufti Zakaria Makada (Hafizahullah), who is currently a senior lecturer in the science of Hadith and Fiqh at Madrasah Ta’leemuddeen, Isipingo Beach, South Africa.

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