Khutbah

Khutbah

[khoot-buh]
noun Islam.
a sermon preached by an imam in a mosque at the time of the Friday noon prayer.

Origin:
1790–1800; < Arabic khuṭbah

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khutbah (ˈkʊtˌbɑː)
 
n
Islam a Muslim sermon that is delivered on a Friday
 
[C21: from Arabic khataba to preach]

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khutbah

in Islam, the sermon, delivered especially at a Friday service, at the two major Islamic festivals ('ids), at celebrations of saintly birthdays (mawlids), and on extraordinary occasions.

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