Bismillahi Al-Rahmani Al-Rahim

Reading From the Mushaf During Prayer (Revisited)

M ay Allah reward the brother who sent the following regarding reading from the mushaf during prayer:

you can find a reference in Manar al-sabeel. Under the section for the Friday Prayer.
the matn reads as: There is no problem with delivering a sermon off of papers.
the explanation reads as: Like the the recitation in the prayer from a mushaf.

Ma sha Allah. This is an issue that many of the shorter books do not cover. Even though Nail Al-Ma'arib is almost always more inclusive of branch issues than Manar Al-Sabil, it does not include this. At least not here. While many books list that it is acceptable to read the khutbah from a piece of paper, almost none of them connect it to the issue of reading from the mushaf during prayer. But the connection is explicitly listed in Al-Iqna` (see Kashshaf Al-Qina 2:32, top).

This just goes to show how useful it is to keep an index on the inside cover of the book for all issues that are mentioned in odd places.

And Allah knows best.

wa al-salamu `alaykum