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So i know from my knowledge when imam has to give islamic lecture or khutba, he needs give it normally or nicely. but however in my country Bangladesh, not all but some of the imam or sheikhs give khutba very harshly sometimes insulting some people, and sometime start yelling.

So i show them some of the verses that says to give speech nicely not yelling as i believe that.

Like this one:

So by mercy from Allah , [O Muhammad], you were lenient with them. And if you had been rude [in speech] and harsh in heart, they would have disbanded from about you

Verse (3:159)

but they give evidence by quoting a hadith. and says that messenger (Peace be upon him) used get angry and rasie his voice when giving khutba. That hadith is this

It was narrated that Jabir bin 'Abdullah said: "When the Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) delivered a sermon, his eyes would turn red, he would raise his voice and he would speak with intensity, as if he were warning of an (enemy) army, saying, 'They will surely attack you in the morning, or they will surely attack you in the evening!' He would say: 'I and the Hour have been sent like these two,' and he would hold his index and middle finger. Then he would say: 'The best of guidance is the guidance of Muhammad. The most evil matters are those that are newly-invented, and every innovation (Bid'ah) is a going astray.' And he used to say: 'Whoever dies and leaves behind some wealth, it is for his family, and whoever leaves behind a debt or dependent children, then they are both my responsibility.'"

Grade: Sahih (Darussalam)

Sunnah.com reference : Book 1, Hadith 45

English translation : Vol. 1, Book 1, Hadith 45

Arabic reference : Book 1, Hadith 47

So my question is,

Is it true that Muhammad (ﷺ) Used to give every khutba this way, and is it allowed to yell and talk harshly while giving khutba?

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  • At least there's a hadith describing the prophet's ... I'd say state ... when holding a sermon ... and if I remember well it says like he looks like - what one could conclude as - his face shows traces of anger and his speech is as if he is addressing an army going out to fight. Mainly I observed the behavior you described or a similar behavior from some middle eastern preachers more than others. – Medi1Saif Mar 2 at 15:05

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