Our MSA (Muslim Student Association) wants to start Friday khutbahs (sermons). A discussion came up regarding the length of the sermon. Please share with us, how long should it be?
Imam Malik radi allahu `anhu (may God be pleased with him) did not offer any opinion regarding the length of the Friday Sermon. For that reason we say that the length of the sermon is defined by ‘urf (custom of the people) as long as it does not leave out praising God, sending blessings on the Prophet ﷺ (peace and blessings of God be upon him) and reminding people of their responsibilities. Thus, the length is left to custom.
Allah subhanahu wa ta`ala (exalted is He) knows best.