Simplified Jum'ah Khutbah

How to perform the Friday Prayer ?

There are two Azhans for the Friday Prayer. The first Azhan is recited at the commencement of the Jum’ah (zhuhr) time window (ie. when the sun passes the zenith at midday )and the second adhan is recited just before the Imam stands up to deliver his khutbah.

The khutbah (sermon) consists of two parts:

In the first part:

The Imam begins by saying: 


A`uuzhu billaahi min-ash-shaitaanir-rajeem,

Bismillaa-hir rahmaanir-raheem


Then the Imam reads the khutbah below : 


Alhamdu lillaahi nahmaduhu wa nasta ‘eenuhu wa nastaghfiruhu 

wa nu’ minu bihi wa natawakkalu ‘alaih. 

Wa na ‘uuzhu Billaahi min shuruuri anfusinaa wamin sayyi ‘aati a ‘maalina.  

May yahdihillaahu falaa mudilla lahu 

wa may yudlilhu falaa haadiya lah. 

Wa nash hadu allaa ilaaha illallaahu wahdahu laa shariika lahu 

wa nash-hadu anna Muhammadan ‘abduhuu wa Rasuuluh. 

ibaadallah rahima-kumullaah. 

Innallaaha ya’muru bil ‘adli wal-ihsaani wa eetaa i zhil-qurbaa. 

wa yanhaa ‘anil fahshaa i wal- munkari wal-baghyi, 

Ya ‘i zhukum la ‘allakum tazhak-karuun.  

Uzhkurrullaah yazh-kur-kum 

wad ‘uuhu yastajib lakum. 

Wa la zhikrullaahi akbar. 

(All praise is due to Allah. We laud Him, we beseech help from Him and ask His protection; we confide in Him, we trust Him alone and we seek protection against the evils and mischief of our souls and from the bad results of our deeds. 

Whomsoever He guides on the right path, none can misguide him; and whosoever He declares misled, none can guide him onto the right path. And we bear witness that none deserves to be worshipped except Allah. He is alone and has no partner. We bear witness that Muhammad is His servant and Messenger. O servants of Allah! May Allah be merciful to you.

Verily, Allah commands you to act with justice, to confer benefits upon each other and to do good to others as one does to one ‘s kindred and forbids evil which pertain to your own selves and evils which affect others and prohibits revolts against a lawful authority. He warns you against being unmindful. 

You remember Allah; He too will remember you; call Him and He will make a response to your call. And verily divine remembrance is the highest virtue.) 


After delivering the first part of the sermon, the Imam sits down for a short while, then stands up again and starts with the second part which reads as follows:


Alhamdu lillaahi rabbil aalameen. 

Was-salaatu was-salaamu alaa rasulinaa Muhammadin-ameen, 

wa-‘alaa aalihee, wa sahbihee, aj-ma’een. 

In-nallaaha wa malaa’ikata yusalluuna alan-nabee. 

Yaa ‘ay-yuhal-lazheena aamanu sallu ‘alayhi wasallimu tasleemaa. 

 Allaahumma salli alaa Muhammad, wa ‘alaa ‘aali Muhammad, 

kamaa sallayta alaa Ibraaheem, wa ‘alaa ‘aali Ibraaheem.  

Allaa-humma baarik aala Muhammad, wa ‘alaa ‘aali Muhammad, 

kama baarakta ‘alaa Ibraaheem, wa ‘alaa ‘aali ibraaheem  Fil aala-meen, innaka hameedum majeed.

 (All praise is due to Allah, the Lord of all the Worlds; may the greetings and peace be upon the best messenger, Muhammad, and upon his family and upon all of his companions.   

Behold, Allah and his angels shower blessings on the Prophet. O you who believe! Ask for blessings on him, and salute him with a worthy greeting.

O Allah! Send your greetings upon Muhammad and his family,  just as you sent your greetings on Abraham, and his family. O Allah, send your blessings on Muhammad and his family, just as you blessed Abraham and his family. In both worlds, you are praiseworthy and exalted.)


Below is another example of two Jum'ah Khutbah's that can be recited for the service:



During the sermon

Muslims are required to listen to the sermon attentively. Any type of conversation during the sermon is prohibited. After the Imam has delivered the second part of the sermon, the Iqamah is recited and the Imam leads the two congregational Raka’at of the Jummah Prayer. 



Suggested minute-by-minute procedure:


give first Azhaan

perform sunnah salaah


1.15pm - 1.40pm

deliver english lecture (bayaan)



imaam sits down while second azhaan is called by mu'azhzhin

imaam then stands up and delivers first arabic khutbah



imaam sits down briefly after first arabic khutbah and then stands up

to deliver second arabic khutbah



after second khutbah imaam stands for jum'ah salaah

mu'azhzhin calls iqaamah and imam commences 2 rakaats salaah


after salaah imaam makes short du'aa