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:
بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم
Q: Is it permissible (to establish) the Friday prayer with one khutba?
A: "'Audhubillah (I seek refuge with Allah), no, this is not permissible. Al Jumu'ah (the Friday prayer), it is two khutbas (according to) the Sunnah of the Messenger of Allah, Peace and Prayers