What does the Qur'an say about Dhikr in gatherings?


"Those men and women who engage much in Allah's praise. For them has Allah prepared forgiveness and a great reward" (33:35)


"Those who remember their Lord standing, and sitting, and lying on their sides" (3:191)


" Men whom neither traffic nor merchandise can divert from Remembrance of Allah nor from regular Salaat, nor from regular practice of Zakaat. (24:37)


"Those who believe, and whose hearts find comfort in the remembrance of Allah!  Aye! It is in the remembrance of Allah that hearts can find comfort;" (13: 28)


What do the Hadith say about Dhikr in gatherings?


Hadith Qudsi: "Those that remember Me in their heart, I remember them in My heart; and those that remember Me in a gathering, I remember them (i.e. make mention of them) in a gathering better than theirs. (This can include recitation of the Qur'an, Durood (Salat-o-Salaam) and other Dhikr Allah)



In Bukhari & Muslim: The Beloved Prophet Salla Allahu ta'ala 'alayhi wa Sallam said that Allah has angels roaming the roads to find the people of dhikr, i.e. those who say La ltaha ltiabah and similar expressions, and when they find a group of people (Qaom) reciting dhikr, they call each other and encompass them in layers until the first heaven -- the location of which is in Allah's knowledge. (This is to say, an unlimited number of angels are going to be over that group.


Ibn 'Umar (R.A) reported that the Prophet Salla Allahu ta'ala 'alayhi wa Sallam said: "When you pass by the gardens of Paradise, avail yourselves of them." The Companions asked: "What are the gardens of Paradise, 0 Messenger of Allah?" He replied: "The circles of dhikr. There are roaming angels of Allah who go about looking for the circles of dhikr, and when they rind them they surround them closely." Tirmidhi narrated it (Hasan Gharib) as well as Ahmad.


Abu Sa'id Al-Khudri(R.A) and Abu Huraira Radi Allahu anhum reported that the Prophet Salla Allahu ta'ala 'alayhi wa Sallam said, "When any group of men remember Allah, angels surround them and mercy covers them, tranquility descends upon them, and Allah mentions them to those who are with Him." Narrated by Muslim, Tirmidhi, Ahmad, lbn Majah, and Bayhaqi.


Therefore, anything that does not have roots originating to the Qur'an and Sunnah is considered a bad innovation. But the following practices, such as recitation of the Qur'an in gatherings; Recital of Darood-Shareef (Salaat-o-Salaam) in gatherings and Mawlid (commemorating the birth and Seerah of the Most Beloved Prophet Muhammed (May Allah shower His Blessings upon him & his family) has clear and authenticated roots to the Qur'an and Sunnah. Where in Qur'an and Hadith all these gatherings are declared as haram or prohibited? Proof of such acts is indicated as follows: On Mawlid: "Abi Qatadat said that the Beloved Prophet Salla Allahu ta'ala 'alayhi wa Sallam was asked about fasting on Monday and he said 'That was the day I was born."' This Hadith is a clear evidence of the importance of the commemoration of the BelovedProphet Salla Allahu ta'ala 'alayhi wa Sallam's  birthday through worship. Al-Hafiz ibn Rajab al-Hanbali, in his book Lataif al-maarif (p.98, in explaining this Hadith of Muslim said, "It is good to fast on the days that Allah honored and favored his servants."




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