Monday, September 19, 2005

Prayer during Khutbah

Question: What is the reason, for the Hanafees, that one must not engage in prayer during the Khutbah in light of the Sahih hadeeth in which the Prophet (صلى الله عليه وسلم) ordered a man to pray 2 rakat (tahiyyatul masjid) while he was delivering the khutbah?

Answer: There is no prayer after the Khutbah starts for Friday prayer since the narrated order to be silent abbrogates what has been narrated regarding praying 2 rak^ahs.