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Khutbah in language other than arabic, and collecting donation while khutbah.

In our area some times during the juma prayer there stands two khatwibs,one speaking arabic and another one translating for the local people because they don't understand arabic,is it allowed? if yes give evidence
2. in the mosque during juma, there are boys who pass through with boxes collecting sadaq from people as kutuba is going on ,is it allowed ? if yes give evidence

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بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

We begin with Allah’s blessed name, we praise him and we glorify him, seek his forgiveness and ask him to guide us. Whoever Allah guides, None can lead astray and whoever he misguides, None can guide. There is no power and no strength except from Allah, The most high, the Most great, the most powerful. We bear witness that there is no one worthy of worship but Allah Alone, and we bear witness that Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) is His slave-servant and the seal of His Messengers. We pray for peace and blessings on all the noble messengers and in particular on the last of them all “the blessed prophet Mohammad (pbuh)”

To the best of our knowledge, Prophet Mohammad (pbuh) never stipulated that the Friday khutbah should be in Arabic rather he delivered it in Arabic, because it was his language and the language of the people of Arabia. So there was no need to address people in any other language.

There is a difference of opinion amongst the scholars as to whether the khutbah should be only in Arabic or in any other language or to combine Arabic and other language I.e. to give khutbah first in Arabic and then translate it into the local language.

As for your question, it is permissible to give khutbah in Arabic and then translate it in to the local language, so that people can understand well the message of khutbah. Allah considered it more important to make the people understand the Message and guide them rightly.

And We did not send any messenger except [speaking] in the language of his people to state clearly for them, and Allah sends astray [thereby] whom He wills and guides whom He wills. And He is the Exalted in Might, the Wise. Quran [14:4]

Ibn al-Qayyim writes: "The Prophet would interrupt his khutbah due to some reason, or to respond to a question from some of his companions.

. in the mosque during juma, there are boys who pass through with boxes collecting sadaq from people as kutuba is going on ,is it allowed ? if yes give evidence

The majority of the scholars are of the opinion that it is obligatory to be silent during the khutbah, and one is not to indulge in conversation during the khutbah, not even if it is to order one to do some good or to stop some evil, and this rule applies whether or not the person sitting in the mosque can actually hear the khutbah.

Abu Huraira reported Allah's Messenger (may peace be upon him) as saying: He who performed ablution well, then came to Friday prayer, listened (to the sermon), kept silence all (his sins) between that time and the next Friday would be forgiven with three days extra, and he who touched pebbles caused an interruption. Sahih Muslim [Book 004, Number 1868]

One is required to be silent and attentive while the khateeb is delivering the khutbah, collecting donation from the believers during khutbah will distract their attention, and thus is against the guidance of the blessed prophet Mohammad(pbuh).

Dear brother, it is absolutely forbidden and against the purpose of khutbah and jummah to collect the donation during the khutbah or to distract the attention of believers while the khateeb is delivering khutbah. If one wishes to collect the donation, it can be done after the prayer. And Allah alone knows the best.

I ask Allah to make this a sincere effort, seeking his pleasure, and I ask him to grant us refuge in him from the evils within ourselves, and that in our deeds. I ask him to grant us success in achieving whatever pleases him; And May Allah Shower His blessings and mercy upon our beloved Prophet Muhammad (pbuh), his family and his Companions and on all those who follow him until the final hour.

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