Making thikr collectively and reciting the entire Qur’aan together in one voice

Question 184: What is the ruling on making thikr (Remembrance of Allaah) collectively in one voice as done by the followers of Sufi orders in Al-Hadrah (A Sufi session of thikr) or as called in Morocco, Al-`Imarah, and the collective recitation of the Qur’aan in one voice in Masjids (mosques), houses and celebrations.

Answer: Making collective Dikr (Remembrance of Allaah), reciting the entire Qur’aan together in Al-Hadrah (Sufi session of Dikr) and reciting the entire Qur’aan in one voice in the Masjids (mosques), houses, celebrations, and funerals, all have no origin in the Sharee`ah. The Sahaabah (Companions) (may Allaah be pleased with them) were the best followers of the Sharee`ah. However, it has not been reported that they did any of these things. The same applies to the pious ancestors among the early Muslim generations. In fact, all goodness lies in following the guidance of Allaah’s Messenger (peace be upon him). It is authentically reported that the Prophet (peace be upon him) said, Whoever does any act for which there is no sanction on our part will have it rejected. He also said, He who innovates things in our affairs for which there is no valid (reason) (commits sin) and these are to be rejected.... read more here.

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