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Loud zikr in congregation

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Q: I just want to know if loud zikr in a congregation is permissible because some say it is and some say it’s bida. Please give me an explanation. Didn’t our beloved prophet (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam) or those around him practice this kind of zikr?


A: To make zikr individually or in congregation is permissible. Similarly, to make zikr softly or loudly is permissible just like the recitation of the Qur’aan Shareef. However, the zikr should not be done in a chorus and it must not be done in a way that it will disturb someone performing namaaz or sleeping.

And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.

Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)

This answer was collected from MuftiOnline.co.za, where the questions have been answered by Mufti Zakaria Makada (Hafizahullah), who is currently a senior lecturer in the science of Hadith and Fiqh at Madrasah Ta’leemuddeen, Isipingo Beach, South Africa.

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