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Is it a sunnah to hold a staff whilst delivering the Friday khutbah?

Question:

Is it Sunnah for the one delivering the khutbah to hold a staff (wooden stick) in his hand?

Answer:

Some scholars have stated that it is a Sunnah to hold a staff whilst delivering the Jumu’ah Khutbah. Some have stated it is Makruh. It is apparent that even if it is a Sunnah, it certainly is not Sunnah al-Mu’akkadah. Thus, it is better to avoid it, with the exception of there being any valid reason (e.g. weakness in standing etc), as when an action is doubted to be a Sunnah or  a Makruh act, it is better to leave it.

And Allah ﷻ knows the best

Imam Ahmad Rida Khan رحمة الله تعالى عليه

Translation by Dr Musharraf Hussain Al-Azhari Translator of Majestic Quran, www.majesticquran.co.uk