Preaching after Salah

Q: It is known to Your Eminence that it never took place in the era of the Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him), the Rightly-Guided Caliphs, the Tabi`un (Followers, the generation after the Companions) or the Salaf (righteous predecessors) that there was a Khutbah (sermon) or preaching immediately after the Jumu`ah (Friday) Prayer. It was mentioned in the Sahih (authentic) Hadith, If anyone introduces in our matter (i.e. Religion) something which does not belong to it, will have it rejected. And also, A person who does any act for which there is no sanction from our behalf, that is to be rejected. The Hadith also states, Avoid novelties (in religion). More important than all this is Allah's saying, Then when the (Jumu‘ah) Salât (prayer) is ended, you may disperse through the land A person who delivers a Khutbah immediately after Salah (Prayer) disobeys Allah's order of dispersing through the land. I would like to inquire whether it is permissible to deliver a Khutbah or preach to people after the Jumu`ah Prayer? We are not against preaching after any other Fard (obligation); we support it. May Allah protect and guard you.

A: There is no evidence on preventing preaching after Salah. It is known that the intention of preaching differs according to the purpose of the preacher, the needs of the people and the status of the Imams (leaders of congregational Prayer). As for the Ayah you mentioned, there is no contradiction between it and preaching. If a person wants to sit and listen or leave, they have the choice. (Part No. 8; Page No. 281) May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.