Validity Of The Friday Prayers Without Khutbah
Believers!  [Give due importance to the Prophet, and] when the call for the prayer is sounded on Friday [on his behalf],  with diligence go to the remembrance of God  and leave aside your trading.  This is better for you, if you but know. (Quran Sura 62, Verse 9)
Both Ghamidi and Islahi sahab take “remembrance of Allah” to mean both the Friday Khutaba and the Salat. Islahi sahab writes in his tafseer to this ayat that the word “Zikr” has been used for the Salat in various place in the Qur’an.
Now, the question is:
(1) Without the Friday Khutbah preceding the Salat, is the Friday Salat valid? It should be valid without the Khutbah because if one misses the Khutbah and not the Salat, the Salat is still valid. And if one misses one of the Raka of the Salat, one only has to make up for that Raka and not the Khutbah, if one has also missed it.
(2) Even if it is valid without the Khutbah, the Khutbah may be separately a Fard. But again, missing a Fard makes it necessary to compensate for it. However, one does not have to compensate for a Khutbah.
(3) But if the Qur’an does mean Khutbah by the word “Zikr” in this ayat, then every act of worship mentioned in the Qur’an is a Fard and so Khutbah should be a Fard. Is that reasoning correct? Is every act of worship mentioned in the Qur’an a Fard?