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Khutbah

[khoo t-buh] /ˈxʊt bə/
noun, Islam.
1.
a sermon preached by an imam in a mosque at the time of the Friday noon prayer.
Origin
1790-1800
1790-1800; < Arabic khuṭbah
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khutbah

/ˈkʊtˌbɑː/
noun
1.
(Islam) a Muslim sermon that is delivered on a Friday
Word Origin
C21: from Arabic khataba to preach
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khutba

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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