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Orator. Person who preaches the Friday sermon (khutbah) at a mosque. Any person well versed in Islam is eligible for the position, although in practice only males preach. It became a government-appointed position under the Abbasid caliphate. In the twentieth and twenty-first centuries it is often a government-appointed and regulated position.

Subjects: Islam.

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