Q: I am a bit confused about doing zikr loudly. After fajr in my local masjid (Deobandi) people usually do zikr loudly, and also in some spiritual gatherings I have taken part in (Chisti tariqa, with a Deobandi Sheikh) we do zikr loudly in group (by saying “laillaha… illa Allah” and “Allhu”). However, I have now come across that Imam Abu Hanifa considered loud zikr to be a bida’. Can you please clarify the matter?
And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.
Mufti Zakaria Makada
Checked & Approved:
Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)