K̲h̲uṭba
(2,038 words)

(a.), sermon, address by the k̲h̲aṭīb [q.v.]. The k̲h̲uṭba has a fixed place in Islamic ritual, viz. in the Friday-service, in the celebration of the two festivals, in services held at particular occasions such as an eclipse or excessive drought. On the Friday it precedes the ṣalāt , in all the other services the ṣalāt comes first. A short description of the rules for the k̲h̲uṭba according to al-S̲h̲īrāzī ( Tanbīh , ed. Juynboll, 40), one of the early S̲h̲āfiʿī doctors [q.v.], may be given here.

(a.) One of the conditions for the validity of the Friday service is that it must be…

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Wensinck, A.J., “K̲h̲uṭba”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, Second Edition, Edited by: P. Bearman, Th. Bianquis, C.E. Bosworth, E. van Donzel, W.P. Heinrichs. Consulted online on 12 December 2018 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_islam_SIM_4352>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004161214, 1960-2007



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