Supplication during the pause of the Friday Sermon
Fatwa No: 85862

  • Fatwa Date:20-5-2003 - Rabee' Al-Awwal 19, 1424
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Question

Is there any specific Du'a (supplication) to be said during the pause between the two parts of the Friday Khutbah (sermon)? Is there any Prophetic Hadith regarding this?

Answer

Praise be to Allah, the Lord of the Worlds; and may His blessings and peace be upon our Prophet Muhammad and upon all his Family and Companions. Muslim reported from Abu Musa al-Ashari (Radiya Allahu Anhu) that "He heard the Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihi wa Sallam) saying about the hour in Friday when the Du'a is undoubtedly answered. He said: "It is the period between the time the Imam sits on the Minbar(pulpit) and the time the prayer finishes" . al-Nawawi believes that what is correct about Friday hour is what is narrated in the Hadith above. There are over 40 different opinions about this question. But the above opinion is the sound one. So, it is desirable for the Ma'moum to seize the opportunity of the Imam's sitting down between the two stages of Khutbah. But we do not know any special Du'a to that. But we can ask Allah for anything in this life or the Hereafter. However one should not made Du'a as long as the Imam is delivering his sermon although he can say Ameen when the Imam makes Du'a. Allah knows best.

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