Objections against zikr

Q: I was making the following zikr la ilaaha ilillah 100x , ilillah 100x and allah Allah 100x, thereafter a Somalian brother approached me saying that where do we learn this from as it is not in any hadith or quraan. So I replied by telling him that we get it from our ulema and he should consult with them as they will issue the necessary proofs. He seemed very disturbed and said that these are from people who made they own ways, and to an extent he mentioned that some were Shia''s, this has now brought some doubt. he also mentioned that in the books of azkaar , he have found La ilaaha ilillah amongst them, but never found Ilillah or Allah Allah on its own. Could hazrat please advise as it is still giving some doubts.

A: In future don't do the zikr in his presence. Three types of zikrs are a cure for spiritual illnesses. When it is being used as a cure one does not have to have a proof for it. The only thing that is required is that the words are correct. If they are correct then they can be used.

And Allah Ta'ala (الله تعالى) knows best.


Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)