Ruling on Ending the Khutbah with: ( وأقم الصلاة) – Shaikh Ibn ul-Uthaymeen

Question: The khateeb on Jummah in our masjid says at the end of his khutbah: (وأقم الصلاة) make the iqamah for the salah. Was this reported from the salaf?

Answer: “I do not know that this was reported from the salaf, I mean, the statement of the khateeb when he ends his khutbah: (أقم الصلاة) make the iqamah for salah or saying:

إن الصلاة تنهى عن الفحشاء والمنكر

Verily, As-Salat (the prayer) prevents from Al-Fahsha’ (i.e. great sins of every kind, unlawful sexual intercourse, etc.) and Al-Munkar (i.e. disbelief, polytheism, and every kind of evil wicked deed, etc.)


So it is not necessary for the Imam to say this. However, when he finishes the khutbah he descends [from the minbar] then the iqamah is called just as the Prophet (ﷺ) did so and likewise his Rightly-guided Caliphs. As for this addition which has not been reported from the Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) and not from his Rightly-guided Caliphs and no one of the scholars said it, then it is prohibited”.


Translated by

Faisal Ibn Abdul Qaadir Ibn Hassan
Abu Sulaymaan

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