Is the English Bayan given standing or sitting?

Question:

Is the English Bayan given standing or sitting or is it a Sunnah to stand for the English

Answer:

In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.

As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullāhi wa-barakātuh.

 The Sunnah of The Prophet when giving Khutbah was to give standing.

وَعَنِ اَلْحَكَمِ بْنِ حَزْنٍ ‏- رضى الله عنه ‏- قَالَ: { شَهِدْنَا الْجُمُعَةَ مَعَ اَلنَّبِيِّ ‏- صلى الله عليه وسلم ‏-فَقَامَ مُتَوَكِّئًا عَلَى عَصًا أَوْ قَوْسٍ } رَوَاهُ أَبُو دَاوُد

Narrated al-Hakam bin Hazn (RA): We attended the Friday prayer with the Prophet () and he () stood leaning on a staff or a bow. [Abu Dawud].

Therefore, is Sunnah to give the Arabic Khutbah standing[1]. One may also adopt this Sunnah of standing when giving the English Bayan before the two Arabic Khutbas. If one chooses to sit due to difficulty etc, there will be harm or sin.

And Allah Ta’āla Knows Best

Mufti Arshad Ali

Darul Iftaa, Jaamia Madinatul Uloom (Trinidad)

www.fatwa-tt.com /www.jaamia.net


[1] حاشية الطحطاوي على مراقي الفلاح شرح نور الإيضاح (ص: 515)

ثم قيامه” بعد الأذان في الخطبتين ولو قعد فيهما أو في إحداهما أجزأ وكره من غير عذر وإن خطب مضطجعا أجزأ