Looking for a Friday sermon in English? It can be difficult finding a Juma Khutba in English in Dubai and most of the lists seem to be from ages ago. So I decided to explore Dubai along with speaking to my Islamic centre to find out the places where you can attend a Juma Khutba if your Arabic isn’t that great. So here is the 2019 updated edition for you of where you can attend Friday sermon in English! Alhamdullilah!
Palm Jumeirah Mosque / Masjid Abdulrahman Al Siddiq
– Palm Jumeiah
Commonly referred to as the Palm Jumeirah mosque due to it’s location and is well known for it’s iconic modern architecture. This lovely mosque offers their Friday sermon in English and really has a whole mix of nationalities in attendance.
Aisha Mosque / Masjid Aisha Umm Al Mu’ameneen
– Jumeirah 3
The Friday sermon is delivered entirely in English and I found it popular with mostly South Asian nationalities. The ladies prayer hall was so busy some had to stand in the hallway. It’s a popular mosque so best to get there early since the parking gets full.
Saeed Mosque / Masjid Saeed Bin Youha
– Jumeirah 3
This small mosque is easy to miss on the Jumeirah Beach Road and all the signs are in Arabic so you may think you’re in the wrong mosque for an English Friday sermon. This one despite being smaller wasn’t as busy as the Aisma mosque.
The Marina Mosque / Masjid Mohammed Bin Ahmed Almulla
– Dubai Marina
It’s hard to miss this mosque at night with it’s shiny gold domes and blue uplights. It’s definitely an iconic part of Dubai Marina. This pretty mosque delivers it’s sermon in Arabic and then does a five minute summary in English at the end. Also be warned, this mosque is very popular and all the surrounding roads will be covered in parked cars. So get there early or park nearby and walk. This mosque is also open to the public and allows tours for those who are curious.
Al Samad Mosque / Masjid Al Samad
I haven’t yet had a chance to go to this mosque but as a popular area with European ex-patriates, it makes sense they would deliver their Khutba in English. Once I’ve checked it out, I’ll let you know for definite it is in English and what it is like by updating the article.
Al Manar Centre / Al Manar Quran Study Centre
– Al Quoz
Another one which I haven’t yet had a chance to go but other sources have said they also do a Friday sermon in English. Again once I’ve been there for myself, I’ll let you know for definite it is in English and what it is like to attend via this article. This one is also an Islamic centre which does classes and events throughout the week.
Masjid Tamim Ad-Dari
– Muhaisnah 4 by Dubai International Airport
This one is a little bit too far for me, so it’s unlikely I’ll get chance to check this one out but resources say it delivers an English sermon after the Friday prayer. So the Arabic khutba is first, then prayer and then a second English sermon. If you get chance to verify this for me, please so let me know or leave a comment below.
So that are all the mosques/masjids that I’ve come across that do a sermon in English or have an explanation in English afterwards. If you know of any more then let me know in the comments below. Need help with prayer at work? Here are my best pieces of advice from my article earlier this week!