Loud Zikr

Posted: August 15, 2011 in Contemporary, Sourced

The issue of Loud Zikr IN CONGREGATION in the masjid & its permissibility or lack thereof is one which the Ulama of Shariah have written much about.Muslimality has received many queries from individuals who are unsure as to the Shar’i ruling on this issue and so, in an effort to simplify the issue the following points must be noted:

1.  This is an issue upon which one finds VALID differences of opinion.

2. We act upon the view held by Hazrat Shaikh Moulana Zakariyya Saahib (Rahimahullah) & explained by his khalifa Moulana Abdul Hafeez Makki Daamat Barakaatuhum in his detailed work on this issue. This work has been translated into English. Readers may refer to Moulana’s research on this issue.

There are also many authentic Ulama who are of the view that loud zikr in congregation in the masjid is impermissible.This is a valid view as they have presented authentic proof for their statements. The Shariah demands that a VALID view be respected.

3. Silent zikr is superior to loud zikr.

4. Loud zikr in the masjid must not disturb any other persons sleep or ibaadah.

5. Those who engage in loud zikr in congregation in the masjid (whilst fulfilling all the required conditions) cannot deem their method of zikr to be the only correct one. The same applies to those who engage in silent zikr.

Should Allah Ta’ala bless us with the opportunity, we will publish an article explaining this issue in great detail.

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