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Zikr in a gathering

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Q: How did Nabi (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam) go about making zikr in a gathering, as there is mention made in a hadeeth something to the effect that a gathering in which zikr is done, blessings descend and the angels surround such a gathering. Please advice how should we go about implementing this hadeeth in the exact manner as Nabi (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam) did? 

Bismillaah

A: Zikr can be done in a gathering in an informal manner, just as people awaiting the salaah engage in some form of zikr, du`aa etc.

الَّذِينَ يَذْكُرُونَ اللَّـهَ قِيَامًا وَقُعُودًا وَعَلَىٰ جُنُوبِهِمْ وَيَتَفَكَّرُونَ فِي خَلْقِ السَّمَاوَاتِ وَالْأَرْضِ رَبَّنَا مَا خَلَقْتَ هَـٰذَا بَاطِلًا سُبْحَانَكَ فَقِنَا عَذَابَ النَّارِ ﴿آل عمران: ١٩١﴾

عن الأغر أبي مسلم أنه قال أشهد على أبي هريرة وأبي سعيد الخدري أنهما شهدا على النبي صلى الله عليه وسلم أنه قال لا يقعد قوم يذكرون الله عز وجل إلا حفتهم الملائكة وغشيتهم الرحمة ونزلت عليهم السكينة وذكرهم الله فيمن عنده (صحيح مسلم رقم 2700)

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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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