Dear scholars, As-Salamu `alaykum. Is the Khatib delivering the sermon on Friday recommended to wear any special kind of clothing? For instance, is he recommended to cover his hair? I have seen some Khatibs wear a long coat like a Lab Coat, or others wear an `Abayah or the like, over their usual clothes. Is this an added sunnah or mustahabb (recommended)? Is it permissible in America for the Khatib to simply wear a suit, tie, trousers, etc. considering it is the dress (`Urf) of the people? Please advise. Obviously if there is a recommended sunnah then that has priority over `Urf (custom). Jazakum Allah khayran.
As-Salamu `alaykum. I live near a Masjid that suffers from overcrowding on Friday Prayers. The board of trustees decided to make two Jumu`ahs(Friday Prayers). Thus, can we have more than one Jumu`ah Prayer in one mosque? Jazakum Allahu khayran.
SalamI hope you may answer a question for me regarding Jummah, inshallah. I am going over to Pakistan to get married in a few weeks, but there will be a slight problem regarding praying Jummah, or at the mosque at all. I am travelling to Karachi where there is alot of violence and kidnappings going on, and sadly, the mosques are targets. I have been warned by my future inlaws that it will be dangerous for me to be out alone, as I am foriegn to Pakistan, and thus a target. I do not want to miss praying Jummah, so what are my options Islamically? Do I go regardless? It will be the case that I will be alone, as no men in my family will be there, and my future wife lives with her mother, thus if I do go to Jummah, I will be on my own. I hope you can answer this for me, inshallah, as I am travelling in the next few weeks. JazakaAllah Khair for this service.Salam