Assalam O Alaikum Wa Rehmatullah
I live in a small town in UK . The nearest masjid is about 10 miles and it takes about 40 to 45 minutes to and from this masjid. This town is an industrial park and majority of the people only come to this town to work. Very few muslims come here for work. It is not possible for us to attend Jumuah prayers in the masjid.
We have arranged Jumuah locally. I usually deliver Jumuah khutbah. The problem is that the Khutbah is given in English. I have tried to persuade these people to arrange Khutbah in Arabic but they donít agree as they donít know Arabic. I have made lot of effort to teach these people Arabic but they are not interested.
My question is that being able to give khutbah in Arabic should I continue to give the Khutbah in English. (about 25% of my khutbah is still in Arabic) It should be noted that the people are not interested in Arabic khutbah and as there are very few who can give khutbah so there may a possibility that we may not be able to arrange khutbah altogether.
Iím very concerned about this issue as I believe that this is an act which is in contradiction to the sunnah of our beloved Prophet (SAW). Please advice me what to do.