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