Q. Is it necessary for the Muazzin to stand in front of the Khateeb to give the Azaan before the Khutbah of Jumuah?
A. It is Sunnah for the Muazzin to call out the second Azaan of Jumuah facing towards the Qiblah and whilst facing the Khateeb (lecturer) sitting on the Mimbar (pulpit) at the same time.
It is also acceptable for the Muazzin to face a little towards the right or left of the Mimbar when calling out the second Azaan of Jumuah. (Shaami 2/161 – Fataawa Mahmoodiyyah 12/213)
Allah Ta’ala Knows Best
Mufti Ismaeel Bassa