Tag Archives: Zikr

Hadra at New Masjid – Osmanli Dergahi

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Sufi Night! – Mawlid at the University of Maryland

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The University of MD Interfaith Council cordially invites you to ‘Sufi Night’ – a celebration of the birth of the Holy Prophet (s) in the tradition of the most honorable Osmanli Nakshibendi Hakkani tariqat – with Sohbet (discourse) and Zikr (spiritual chanting)

Light refreshments will be served along side a question and answer session led by Lokman Hoja, a representative of Shaykh Abdul Kerim al-Kibrisi (qs)

The event will begin at 7pm and go on till 10pm at the Atrium room in the Stamp Student Union at the University of Maryland, College Park

All are welcome to come and bring friends!

Link to the facebook event here: http://www.facebook.com/#!/event.php?eid=102436753127988&ref=mf

Allah humma salli ‘ala Sayyidina Muhammad wa ‘ala aalee Sayyidina Muhammad!

Sohbet & Zikr with Shaykh Abdul Kerim at Jamia Masjid Mohammedi – India

Bismillahir Rahmanir Raheem

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The sohbet begins at the 4 minute mark.  Shaykh Abdul Kerim is speaking in English and one of his mureeds is translating into Urdu.

Zikr begins at the 29 minute mark with a beautiful salawat being recited at 34:30

Toward the end of the video you can see the entire gathering taking bay’ah with Shaykh Abdul Kerim into the Osmanli Naksibendi Hakkani tariqa


Be With the People of Dhikr

Bismillahir Rahmanir Raheem

In the Holy Quran, Allah (swt) tells us:

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“And persist in the company of those who call upon their Lord morning and evening seeking his Countenance and do not turn your eyes away from them desiring the attractions of the life of this world. And do not obey him whose heart We have made to neglect Our dhikr, who follows his own whims and desires and whose affairs (deeds) have gone beyond bounds.” (18:28)

SunniPath on Dhikr: Its Types and Forms

Gatherings of Dhikr & Its Types/Forms

Gatherings of Dhikr:

Sidi Gibril on: The Permissibility of Loud Dhikr:

An Analysis of the evidence supporting the permissibility of Majalis (gatherings) of Dhikr:

Dhikr – Remembrance of God:

Prayer Beads: An Innovation?:

Group Dhikr: Permissible?:

Dhikr Performed in a Group:

The Permissibility of Loud Group Dhikr:

Is a weekly group dhikr an innovation?:

Dhikr: The Companions, Groups, and Methods:

Group Dhikr of Particular Divine Names:

Prescribed numbers in dhikr:

The Khatm al-Khawajagan:

What is the benefit of reciting the litanies (ahzab, awrad) ascribed to the major Sufis:

Group Dhikr with Movement:

The Hadra: Is the group dhikr with singing of poetry and rhythmic swaying permitted?:

The Sufi Hadra:

The Gardens of Paradise

Bismillahir Rahmanir Raheem

The Holy Prophet  (salallahu alaihi wasalam) said: “When you pass by the gardens of Paradise, avail yourselves of them.”

The Companions asked: “What are the gardens of Paradise, O Messenger of Allah?” He replied: “The circles of dhikr” (Tirmidhi).

A true garden of Paradise with Shaykh Abdul Kerim al-Kibrisi and mureeds of the Osmanli Naksibendi Hakkani tariqa at the 2007 Prayer Vigil for the Earth:


Prayer Vigil Slideshow

Bismillahir Rahmanir Raheem

A slideshow from the 16th annual Prayer Vigil for the Earth

For pictures from the event see the two links below