Definitions

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  • n. A talk or sermon delivered in mosques before the Friday prayer, or at other special occasions.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. An address or public prayer read from the steps of the pulpit in Mohammedan mosques, offering glory to God, praising Mohammed and his descendants, and the ruling princes.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A Mohammedan prayer and sermon or formal oration in Arabic delivered in the mosques on Fridays at the beginning of meridian prayer.

Etymologies

From Arabic خطبة (ḵuṭba). (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Friday prayer ceremonies are the most widely attended and Friday prayer serves as a nexus between religion and politics for Muslims; preachers often use their opening sermon, called a khutbah in Arabic, to meld religion and politics to rally the faithful.

    Rage Over Gaza in Friday Prayers - The Lede Blog - NYTimes.com

  • That way, I am not bored to sleep by (a likely wonderful) talk which I cannot understand, and I can focus on the "khutbah," during which I am supposed to pay my undivided attention.

    Israel Palestine Blogs

  • We asked friends in different capitals around the Arab world to go to a neighborhood mosque to hear the khutbah this week and to report back on what they heard concerning Gaza.

    Rage Over Gaza in Friday Prayers - The Lede Blog - NYTimes.com

  • He then goes on to the khutbah and then the prayer itself.

    Archive 2009-09-01

  • The khutbah also instructs Muslims as to the performance of rituals of Eid, such as the zakat.

    Archive 2009-09-01

  • The Eid prayer is followed by the khutbah (sermon) and then a supplication (dua') asking for forgiveness, mercy and help for all living beings across the world.

    Archive 2009-09-01

  • To hear an audio clip of an Islamic sermon (khutbah) by Imam Zia ul-Haque who is based in northern Texas about the connection between Islam and the environment, just follow the link (take note that the clip starts in Arabic, and English follows).

    Karin Kloosterman: Could Israeli Muslims Kick-Start An Environmental Movement in the Middle East?

  • Seolah-olah x ada isi penting, just khutbah aje bila mendengar Ustaz Hadi berucapan di Parlimen.

    SARA - Southeast Asian RSS Aggregator

  • This khutbah was originally delivered on Eid-ul-Adha and discusses how part of the legacy of Ibrahim (alayhi salam) is achieving success in one's personal endeavors and more importantly securing the religious identity and spirituality of our children and coming generations by dedicating ourselves to the obedience of Allah above all.

    MuslimMatters.org

  • On January 9, 2009, the khutbah denounced Israel as "evil" and a call was made to use the Malaysian Ministry of Foreign Affairs to channel financial assistance to the

    Atlas Shrugs

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