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The Hadra: Is the group dhikr with singing of poetry and rhythmic swaying permitted?

Answered by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani Question: Is the group remembrance with singing of spiritual poetry and rhythmic swaying, called the hadra, permitted? Answer: In the Name of Allah, Most Merciful. The hadra is in itself permitted, as writings of major Hanafi authorities make clear. Among the imams of the Hanafi school who have specifically permitted […]

Group Remembrance (Dhikr)

Answered by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani Question: Is group remembrance (dhikr) permissible? Is the group remembrance that includes the singing of poetry and rhythmic swaying (hadra) also permitted? Answer: In the Name of Allah, Most Merciful. There are a number of explicit, rigorously authenticated Prophetic hadiths that permit group remembrance (dhikr) out loud as long as […]

Did the Great Companion Abdullah Ibn Mas’ud Prohibit Group Dhikr?

Answered by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani Question: Someone threw the following narration at me a couple of days ago, do you happen to know it or have any commentary upon it at all? This is [said to be] a narration from the companion Abdullah Ibn Mas’ood: From ‘Amr Ibn Salamah: “We used to sit at the […]

Is Group Dhikr With Swaying Permissible?

Answered by Faraz Rabbani Question: Is group dhikr with poetry and rhythmic swaying permitted? What about the narration of Ibn Mas`ud prohibiting it? Answer: In the Name of Allah, Most Merciful & Compassionate Yes, such form of dhikr is in itself permitted, as the verdicts of major Hanafi authorities make clear. Among the great scholars […]