Does one need Wudhu to hold a tasbeeh that has Allah and Mohammed (PBUH) written on it really Small? I have encountered some Salafis at school who say dhikr beads are an innovation and are not allowed. Are there any proofs for the permissibility of dhikr beads? What is the hanafi position on the tasbeeh. Should we do it on our fingers or on the beads?
otherwise we tend to become complacent. That’s why the scholars have preferred these types of objects. The Salafis are not familiar, nor well versed with this matter that’s why they say these sorts of things. There are sayings of the Messenger of Allah from Abu Huraira and Um Salama which specify that they used pits from the dates to help them do zikr because it reminded them and because it was easier. Actually, the Salafis don’t know the rule on which declares things are declared bidaat. Those objects or things which are aids in accomplishing a religious task are not considered bidaat.