What should the Khatib recite during his brief sitting between the two Khutbahs?

A: It is only Mustahab (desirable) for the Khatib to sit between the two Khutbas. This has been proven to be the regular practice of the Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him). By sitting, the Khatib divides the Khutbah into two separate parts and takes a short rest after delivering the first part. Both the Khatib and the worshippers are recommended to busy themselves with offering Du`a' (supplication). This is because Du`a' is more likely to be answered during the period between the Khatib's ascending the pulpit and his leaving the Masjid (mosque). It may be that a supplicant's Du`a' will be responded to during that time.