ruling regarding two or more khutbahs in 'Arafah
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Question: We have noticed some pilgrims are
unable to pray in Masjid
Namirah (on the 9th day of Dhul-Hijjah,
the Day of 'Arafah).
They pray where they are, so one of them stands and delivers
and then leads the prayer, just like in a masjid.
So, is it permissible to have two (or more) khutbahs
There is only one khutbah on the Day of 'Arafah,
which is given by the Imaam
of the Muslims or his deputy, in one place and that is Masjid
Namirah. It is not legislated for all pilgrims, rather the
remainder of the pilgrims who are unable to attend the khutbah
should combine and shorten the Zhuhr
at the time of Zhuhr
(and not delay it until 'Asr),
without a khutbah.
That, which these people do, as the questioner mentions, is
considered an innovation and it is not permissible. Instead,
it is obligatory to leave this and prevent this from being
done and also attempt to listen to the khutbah
via the speakers (placed outside the masjid
for those unable to enter the masjid).
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