The noble Shaykh, Ubayd al-Jaabiree, may Allah preserve him, was asked:
"Is it permissible to drink water or use the miswak during the Friday khutba ?"
The Shaykh responded by saying:
"If the khateeb is in need of water; if he is choking or experiencing dryness in his throat for instance, then there's
وَفِي ذَٰلِكَ فَلْيَتَنَافَسِ الْمُتَنَافِسُونَ
'...and for this let those strive who want to strive' [Surah al-Mutaffifeen, Ayah 26]
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Praying Behind A Sutrah
Shaykh Muqbil bin Haadi al Waadi'ee رحمه الله
Q: Is the Sutrah (barrier) a necessity during the prayer, and what is the evidence?
A: That which is apparent is that the Sutrah is a must, because the Messenger (صلى الله عليه و على آله و سلم) said:
A compelling address from our dear brother, reminding us that while the day of Eid is a day of happiness, we are not to lose sight of our objective. We must stay focused on our purpose, which is to worship Allah alone, associating no partners with him, clinging tightly to the Sunnah of our beloved Prophet,