Can you eat or drink during the Friday sermon?

There is a difference of opinion among the Jurists regarding this issue. The Hanafi and Maaliki school of thoughts consider it haraam [impermissible].


The Shaafi and Hanbali school consider it disliked [makrooh].


Keeping in mind the difference of opinion, it is best one avoid eating and drinking during the khutbah of Jum'ah [Friday sermon].