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Question

Assalamualaikum
What is the Islamic ruling on holding a long stick by Imaam while doing khutuba on Friday?

Answer

Opinions of scholars differ on this. Majority of the mazaa’ib opine that it is sunnah. But what is more correct is that even if we agree that it is authentic that the prophet did it, this was before his minbar was made. This is the position of ibn Qayyum. It is the closer opinion to the truth.

Answered by Ustaadh Jaleel Aromire, Abu ‘AbdisSalaam, Hafidhahullah