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Abandoning Zikars: A Sign of Nifaqh or Authentic Sunnah?

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Q: My mother practices many zikars x-number of times as she’s been told by her late-brother that this brings much success. He was involved in Tableegh for MANY decades. I am trying to persuade my mother to abandon all this, and to solely act upon the authentic Sunnah. A close friend who is closely involved in Tabligh said to me that for me to abandon such practices is a sign of nifaqh, and as good as the Sunnah as it has supporting evidence from the Sunnah, that I am ignorant of. My questions: Is he correct? It’s a sign of nifaqh? Is it sinful for my mother to abandon all such practices, and solely rely on the Sunnah.


A: If she is doing the zikr and there is no wrong wording in the zikr and she is managing it correctly then there is no need to stop her.

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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